from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of composite plants, of the tribe Asteroideæ and subtribe Heterochromeæ.

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  • noun small genus of herbs of the eastern United States: white-topped asters


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  • Another alpine shrub, a species of sericocarpus, covered with handsome heads of feathery achenia, beautiful dwarf echiverias with flocks of purple flowers pricked into their bright grass-green, cushion-like bosses of moss-like foliage, and a fine forget-me-not reach to the summit.

    Travels in Alaska


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