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Noun: dusty miller
  1. 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, silver lace, Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum, Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum
  2. Stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves
    - Senecio cineraria, Cineraria maritima
  3. A plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust
    - Centaurea cineraria, Centaurea gymnocarpa
  4. Herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
    - beach wormwood, old woman, Artemisia stelleriana
  5. An old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers
    - mullein pink, rose campion, gardener's delight, Lychnis coronaria

Derived forms: dusty millers

Type of: bush, catchfly, centaury, composite, composite plant, lychnis, shrub, wormwood

Part of: genus Artemisia, genus Senecio, genus Tanacetum, Senecio, Tanacetum

Encyclopedia: Dusty miller