One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of the genus Santolina in the daisy family, especially (in gardening) cotton lavender.
- ‘Take heel cuttings from ceanothus, penstemons, lavenders, santolinas and philadelphus.’
- ‘Don't forget to factor white and blue into your planting scheme; both do a great job of cooling off and separating drifts of hot-colored plants, as do gray-foliaged plants such as santolina, artemisia, and dusty miller.’
- ‘These include cistus, phlomis, lavenders, rosemary, myrtle, santolinas and artemesias.’
- ‘Steven cuts the santolina back ruthlessly so that it does not produce its odd little flowers.’
- ‘He used Mediterranean and dry-climate plants such as lavender, salvia, santolina, and other plants that conserve moisture.’
Modern Latin, perhaps an alteration of santonica.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.