from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants having star-shaped flowers or flower heads, as the aster or the stitchwort.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several unrelated plants that have a star-shaped flowers or leaves, but especially members of the genus Stellaria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Aster. See aster.
- n. A small plant of the genus Stellaria, having star-shaped flowers; star flower; chickweed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any plant of the genus Stellaria, the species of which have white starry flowers; chickweed. See cut under Stellaria.
- n. Any species of the genus Aster, the name alluding to the stellate rays of the heads.
- n. The genus Callitriche, more properly water-starwort. Also star-grass.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side
Aquatic plants common to limestone spring streams such as watercress and water-starwort provide cover for trout.
The association says prices of traditional medicines, including red ginseng and false starwort, have surged since 2010, partly because of speculators.
Found here is the quite rare autumnal water starwort Callitriche hermaphroditica.
It was only a big dock: but you know the dragon-fly had never seen any but little water-trees; starwort, and milfoil, and water-crowfoot, and such like; so it did look very big to him.
For six years thou mayst neither speak nor laugh, and in that time thou must sew together six little shirts of starwort for us.
Next morning she went out and gathered starwort and began to sew.
It was only a big dock; but you know the dragon fly had never seen any but little water trees; starwort, and milfoil, and water crowfoot, and such like; so it did look very big to him.
Other good kinds are hornwort, water starwort, tape grass, water poppy, milfoil, willow moss, and floating plants like duckweed.
In streams some of the best plants are water-crowfoot, water-starwort, and the great water moss.
Instead of casing itself with tiny sticks and pebbles and sojourning at the bottom, as Nature ordained, it had put on a gaudy livery of starwort leaves.
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