from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, a comet used as a bearing.
  • n. A name in the United States for several very different plants.
  • n. A stampede of pack-mules or other animals from a central point.
  • n.


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  • Among the graves were those of a young mother and her children, and when I found the place in late summer their graves were set about with a few tall magenta torches of blazing-star, stateliest of prairie flowers.

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  • The appearance of a stranger in a country church draws as many gazers as a blazing-star; no sooner he comes into the cathedral, but a train of whispers runs buzzing round the congregation in a moment: _Who is he?

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  • These she filled with fringed gentians, blazing-star, asters, goldenrod, and ferns, placing them the length of the dining-table.


  • It is said, that when, in his last sickness, he desired Mr. Shields and some other friends to carry him out to see a comet or blazing-star (that then appeared), and when he saw it, he blest the Lord that now was about to close his eyes, and was not to see the woful days that were coming on Britain and Ireland, but especially upon sinful

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  • Abundant wildflowers include prairie dock, whorled rosinweed and spiked blazing-star. - News

  • Filling in below the tall plants are colorful, lower-growing wildflowers such as white, lavender and pink asters, blue mist-flower, golden-yellow sneezeweed and purple blazing-star. -

  • “Lady Elwood was a blazing-star in the fashionable circles.

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