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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 dust·y a. [Compar. Dustier superl. Dustiest ]
 1. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table;  a dusty attic; also, reducing to dust.
 And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
 The way to dusty death.   --Shak.
 2. Like dust; of the color of dust; as, a dusty white.
 Dusty miller Bot., a plant (Cineraria maritima); -- so called because of the ashy-white coating of its leaves.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dusty miller
      n 1: shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers
           and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down;
           sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum [syn: silver-lace,
            silver lace, Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum, Chrysanthemum
      2: stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region
         having very white woolly stems and leaves; sometimes
         placed in genus Cineraria [syn: Senecio cineraria, Cineraria
      3: a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that
         resembles dust [syn: Centaurea cineraria, Centaurea
      4: herb with grayish leaves found along the east coast of North
         America; used as an ornamental plant [syn: beach wormwood,
          old woman, Artemisia stelleriana]
      5: an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely
         cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and
         showy crimson flowers [syn: mullein pink, rose campion,
          gardener's delight, Lychnis coronaria]