Gnaphalium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gnaphalium large widely distributed genus of coarse hairy herbs with whitish involucres
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gnaphalium (Bot) A genus of composite plants with white or colored dry and persistent involucres; a kind of everlasting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gnaphalium A large genus of hoary-tomentose or woolly herbs, belonging to the order Compositæ. There are about 100 species, distributed over most parts of the globe. The yellow or whitish flowers are in small discoid clustered heads, with a scarious and often colored involucre. The common species are known by the popular names cudweed and everlasting. The leaves and flowers are generally slightly bitter and astringent, and are sometimes used medicinally.
    • n gnaphalium [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gnaphalium na-fā′li-um a genus of composite herbs of the aster family, the cudweed or everlasting.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Nl., from Gr. wool of the teasel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. gnaphalion, a downy plant.

Usage

In literature:

Gnaphalium luteo-album, L. Sp.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
The winding narrow-leaved Kennedyas, Gnaphaliums in abundance; Aotus in low bushes.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Gnaphalium common, Pteris aquilina, Airoides, Artemisia on sunny spots, Gaultheria, Galium of Churra, Arundo.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Gnaphalium sylvaticum (Highland Cudweed) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
Gnaphalium luteo-album, L. 40.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Certain wild composites may be similarly used, particularly Anaphalis and species of Gnaphalium.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Species of Gnaphalium and Bidens are annoying weeds in the cotton-fields.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
The caterpillar feeds upon the leaves of the common Everlasting or Gnaphalium.
"Butterflies Worth Knowing" by Clarence M. Weed
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