from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Helianthoideæ and subtribe Melampodieæ, known by the small broad rays, and the thickish compressed or triangular achenes, often firmly united to the enveloping bract, and with narrow margins separating half-way at maturity.

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  • n. small genus of North American herbs and shrubs with terminal panicles of small ray flowers


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