Definition of aster in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈastə


  • A plant of a large genus that includes the Michaelmas daisy, typically having purple or pink rayed flowers.
    • Genus Aster, family Compositae: numerous species. See also China aster
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    • 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.


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

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