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dusty Idioms & Phrases

Dusty miller

  • noun shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
    silver lace; Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum; silver-lace; Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum.
  • noun stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves
    Senecio cineraria; Cineraria maritima.
  • noun a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust
    Centaurea gymnocarpa; Centaurea cineraria.
  • noun herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
    old woman; beach wormwood; Artemisia stelleriana.
  • noun an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers
    mullein pink; Lychnis coronaria; rose campion; gardener's delight.
  • (Bot.), a plant (Cineraria maritima); so called because of the ashy-white coating of its leaves.
Webster 1913