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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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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