from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with asterlike flowers; the leaves were formerly used medicinally, but now are only occasionally so used.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite herbs, nearly related to Aster, from which it is distinguished chiefly by the narrower and usually more numerous ray-florets and by the equal and less herbaceous bracts of the involucre.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble asters; leaves occasionally (especially formerly) used medicinally
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