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aster

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Pronunciation: /ˈastə
 
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Definition of aster in English:

noun

A plant of a large genus that includes the Michaelmas daisy, typically having purple or pink rayed flowers.
Example sentences
  • Sow annual flowers such as asters, cosmos, zinnias and marigolds as soon as the frost has passed and the air begins to warm up.
  • There are flowers everywhere in a carpet of colour: orange globemallows and white asters and purple lupins.
  • Roses, pansies, perennial asters, zinnias and even weeds become mildewed.

Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'a star'): via Latin from Greek astēr 'star'.

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