from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several perennial herbs of the genus Boltonia in the composite family, having flower heads with white to purplish rays and yellow centers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Asteraceæ.

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

  • n. genus of tall leafy perennial herbs of eastern America and eastern Asia having flowers that resemble asters


New Latin, genus name, after James Bolton, 18th-century British botanist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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