Definition of statice in English:

statice

Line breaks: stat|ice
Pronunciation: /ˈstatɪsi
 
/

noun

  • another term for sea lavender.
    More example sentences
    • English statice carries 1- to 2-inch clusters of calyxes, each about 1/2 inch across.
    • English statice calyxes are yellow, white, purple, lavender or pink with tiny white or yellow flowers inside.

Origin

mid 18th century: from modern Latin statice (former genus name), based on Greek, feminine of statikos 'causing to stand still' (with reference to medicinal use of the plant to staunch blood).

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