Definition of statice in English:

statice

noun

  • another term for sea lavender, especially when cultivated as a garden plant
    • ‘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 stanch blood).

Pronunciation:

statice

/ˈstadəsē/