Definition of erigeron in English:

erigeron

Syllabification: e·rig·er·on
Pronunciation: /əˈrijərən, -ˌrän
 
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noun

A widely distributed herbaceous plant of the daisy family, which is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.
  • Genus Erigeron, family Compositae
More example sentences
  • Mine flowered a little later this year but is still going strong, having outlived the penstemon and erigeron it is planted with.
  • Erigeron Spindrift makes growing ordinary karvinskianus pointless!
  • The steam-distilled fraction of the aerial parts of Erigeron speciosus was tested for activity against strawberry plant pathogenic fungi.

Origin

early 17th century: modern Latin, from Latin, 'groundsel' (the original sense in English), from Greek ērigerōn, from ēri 'early' + gerōn 'old man' (because the plant flowers early in the year, and some species bear gray down).

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