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

  • noun Any of various plants having star-shaped flowers or flower heads, such as an aster or a stitchwort.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any plant of the genus Stellaria, the species of which have white starry flowers; chickweed. See cut under Stellaria.
  • noun Any species of the genus Aster, the name alluding to the stellate rays of the heads.
  • noun The genus Callitriche, more properly water-starwort. Also star-grass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Any plant of the genus Aster. See aster.
  • noun A small plant of the genus Stellaria, having star-shaped flowers; star flower; chickweed.
  • noun an aquatic plant (Callitriche verna) having some resemblance to chickweed.
  • noun a plant of the genus Inula; elecampane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several unrelated plants that have a star-shaped flowers or leaves, but especially members of the genus Stellaria.

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

  • noun low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side

Etymologies

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star +‎ wort

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