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straw·flow·er

 (strô′flou′ər)
n.
A stout Australian plant (Bracteantha bracteatum syn. Helichrysum bracteatum) in the composite family, having flower heads with showy, variously colored bracts that retain their color when dried.

strawflower

(ˈstrɔːˌflaʊə)
n
(Plants) an Australian plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, in which the coloured bracts retain their colour when the plant is dried: family Asteraceae (composites). See also immortelle

straw•flow•er

(ˈstrɔˌflaʊ ər)

n.
any of several everlasting flowers, esp. an Australian composite plant, Helichrysum bracteatum, having heads of chaffy yellow, orange, red, or white flowers.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.strawflower - plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be driedstrawflower - plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be dried
genus Uvularia, Uvularia - genus of perennial rhizomatous herb of southern and southeastern United States
bellwort, merry bells, wild oats - any of various plants of the genus Uvularia having yellowish drooping bell-shaped flowers
2.strawflower - any of various plants of the genus Helipterum
everlasting, everlasting flower - any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
genus Helipterum, Helipterum - genus of South African and Australian herbs or shrubs grown as everlastings; the various Helipterum species are currently in process of being assigned to other genera especially genera Pteropogon and Hyalosperma
3.strawflower - Australian plant naturalized in Spain having flowers of lemon yellow to deep goldstrawflower - Australian plant naturalized in Spain having flowers of lemon yellow to deep gold; the frequent choice of those who love dried flowers
everlasting, everlasting flower - any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
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