Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to or having the characters of the Asteraceæ.

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  • adjective botany Of or relating to the family Asteraceae.

Etymologies

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Asteraceae +‎ -ous

Examples

  • Moving in from the coast, rainfall decreases so that coastal mountains support mainly proteoid and ericaceous fynbos while interior mountains harbor restioid and asteraceous, or dry, fynbos.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • Not only does this contribute to certain unique habitats but also to entire vegetation types, such as Elim asteraceous fynbos, being confined to the area.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Externally it was as usual chiefly composed of the withered stems of the little asteraceous plant, interwoven with a few jhow-shoots (_Tamarix dioica_) and a little tow-like fibre of the putsan (_Hibiscus cannabinus_), while

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • Externally it was composed of the stems (with the leaves and flowers still on them) of a tiny groundsel-like (_Senecio_) asteraceous plant, amongst which were mingled a number of quite dead and skeleton leaves and a few blades of dry grass: inside, rather coarse grass was tightly woven into a lining for the cavity, which was deep, being about 2 inches in depth by 3 inches in diameter.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

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