Definition of curry plant in English:

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curry plant

noun

A small, shrubby plant of the daisy family, which has narrow, silver-gray leaves and small yellow flowers and emits a strong smell of curry.
  • Helichrysum angustifolium, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Not all herbs smell good - catmint, curry plant, pyrethrum, rue, santolina and tansy are all pretty pongy, ranging from slightly musty to downright disgusting.
  • I have a special liking for Helichrysum splendidum, also known as the curry plant.
  • The most commonly grown curry plant is the Helichrysum angustifolium, whose silvery-grey foliage provides the perfect foil for cottage garden plants.

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Syllabification: cur·ry plant

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