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

  • n. A flower with a flat, strap-shaped corolla, found in members of the composite family, as the units of a flower head of the dandelion or the marginal units of a flower head of the daisy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the marginal flowers of the capitulum in such composite plants as the aster, goldenrod, daisy, and sunflower. They have an elongated, strap-shaped corolla, while the corollas of the disk flowers are tubular and five-lobed.

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

  • n. small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower


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