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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the small tubular flowers having a corolla with a long strap-shaped lobe, found in the flower heads of certain composite plants, as the units of a flower head of a dandelion or the marginal units of a flower head of a daisy.

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

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