Definition of Dusty miller

1. Noun. Shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum.




2. Noun. Stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves.
Exact synonyms: Cineraria Maritima, Senecio Cineraria
Group relationships: Genus Senecio, Senecio
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

3. Noun. A plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust.
Exact synonyms: Centaurea Cineraria, Centaurea Gymnocarpa
Generic synonyms: Centaury

4. Noun. Herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant.
Exact synonyms: Artemisia Stelleriana, Beach Wormwood, Old Woman
Group relationships: Genus Artemisia
Generic synonyms: Wormwood

5. Noun. An old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers.

Definition of Dusty miller

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A formulaic phrase for a miller, related to the dust generated in the milling process. ¹

2. Noun. One of several species of plants with leaves of a dusty appearance: Centaurea cineraria, Senecio cineraria, and Lychnis coronaria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dusty Miller

dustpan
dustpanful
dustpans
dustproof
dustrag
dustrags
dusts
dusts off
dustsheet
dustsheets
duststorm
duststorms
dustup
dustups
dusty
dusty miller (current term)
dusty millers
dusty plasma
dutasteride
dutch
dutch-auction
dutch auction
dutch clover
dutch oven furnace
dutch rub
dutches
dutchess
dutchesses
dutchie
dutchier

Literary usage of Dusty miller

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1. The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1909)
"Hey, the dusty Miller, And his dusty sack; Leeze me on the calling Fills the dusty peck: Fills the dusty peck, Brings the dusty siller; ..."

2. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1877)
"HEY, the dusty Miller, And his dusty coat, He will win a shilling, Or he spend a groat: Dusty was the coat, Dusty was the colour, Dusty was the kiss That I ..."

3. The Poetry of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1897)
"THE dusty miller No. 144 in Johnson (Vol. ii. 1788): Unsigned, but Burns's holograph copy is in the British Museum. Stenhouse says vaguely that the verses ..."

4. The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns, William Ernest Henley (1897)
"O, the dusty miller." HEY the dusty miller And bis dusty coat I Or he win a groat. Dusty was the coat, Dusty was the colour, Dusty was the kiss That I gat ..."

5. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Hey, the dusty miller, S. Hey, the dusty miller \ Dusty was the kiss That I got frae the ... For the dusty miller. Ib. But a Miller us'd him worst of all, . ..."

6. The Scottish Songs by Robert Chambers (1829)
"HEY, the dusty miller, Ere he spend a groat. Dusty was the coat, And his dusty coat! ... Leeze me on the calling Hey, the dusty miller, Fills the dusty peck ..."

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