erigeron

erigeron

[ih-rij-uh-ron, -er-uhn]
noun
any composite plant of the genus Erigeron, having flower heads resembling those of the asters but with narrower and usually more numerous white or purple rays.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin ērigeron the plant groundsel < Greek ērigérōn, equivalent to êri early (cognate with ere) + gérōn (see geronto-)

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erigeron (ɪˈrɪdʒərən, -ˈrɪɡ-)
 
n
See also fleabane any plant of the genus Erigeron, whose flowers resemble asters but have narrower rays: family Asteraceae (composites)
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek, from ēri early + gerōn old man; from the white down characteristic of some species]

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