Definition of dusty miller in English:

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dusty miller


A plant of the daisy family with whitish or grayish foliage.
Example sentences
  • Heliotrope is never invasive, so it can be grown in patio containers where vinca, dusty miller, or marigolds make attractive companions for its delicate flowers.
  • Artemesia, plectranthus, snake plant and dusty miller are often used in summer for the color and texture of their foliage.
  • The foliage of dusty miller, ivy, and lamb's ears also dries nicely and contrasts well with the blooms.


Early 19th century: named from the fine powder on the flowers and leaves.

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Syllabification: dust·y mill·er

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