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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Astereae — the asters.

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From Latin aster ("star") because of the shape of its flowers, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astēr, "star"), named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).

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