from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rhizomatous dioecious herb (Chamaelirium luteum) in the lily family, having long racemes of small flowers. Also called devil's bit.
- n. Any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris in the composite family, having small discoid flower heads grouped in a dense raceme or panicle. Also called button snakeroot, gay feather.
- n. A biennial plant (Mentzelia laevicaulis) of western North America, having large, star-shaped, pale-yellow flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A name given to several plants; as, to Chamælirium luteum of the Lily family; Liatris squarrosa; and Aletris farinosa, called also colicroot and star grass.
- n. See under Blazing, Double, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. biennial of southwestern United States having white stems and toothed leaves that is grown for its large pale yellow flowers that open in early morning
- n. any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
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