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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae — including Joe-Pye weed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of perennial, composite herbs including hemp agrimony, boneset, throughwort, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of the natural order Compositæ, mostly perennial herbs and natives of America.
  • n. [lowercase] A species of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large genus of chiefly tropical herbs having heads of white or purplish flowers

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