What does aster mean?

aster meaning in General Dictionary

A genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers starwort Michaelmas daisy

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  • some of numerous chiefly fall-blooming herbs associated with the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers
  • star-shaped framework formed into the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis
  • A genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers; starwort; Michaelmas daisy.
  • A plant associated with genus Callistephus. Numerous varieties (called China asters, German asters, etc.) tend to be developed with their good looking mixture flowers.

aster meaning in Etymology Dictionary

rose genus, 1706, from Latin aster "star" (see celebrity (n.)); so-called the radiate minds regarding the flowers. Originally used in English inside Latin good sense (c.1600) but this is certainly outdated.


aster - German to English

aster [genus Aster]


aster meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A genus of natural herbs with compound white or bluish plants; starwort; Michaelmas daisy.

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  • (letter.) A plant associated with genus Callistephus. Numerous varieties (known as China asters, German asters, etc.) tend to be cultivated with their good looking chemical flowers.

Sentence Examples with the word aster

The following purely Caucasian species also grow on the coastfive species of spearwort, three of saxifrage, Aster caucasica, Dioscorea caucasica, Echinops raddeanus, Hedera colchica, Helleborus caucasica and Peucedanum caucasicum.

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