from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of plants having only one species, an erect Asiatic herb with large flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of composite plants, containing a single species, C. Chinensis, the China aster, which has been long in cultivation, and is much prized as a hardy annual, remaining long in flower.
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- n. one species: erect Asiatic herb with large flowers
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