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erigeron

[ih-rij-uh-ron, -er-uh n] /ɪˈrɪdʒ əˌrɒn, -ər ən/
noun
1.
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
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-/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Erigeron, whose flowers resemble asters but have narrower rays: family Asteraceae (composites) See also fleabane (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek, from ēri early + gerōn old man; from the white down characteristic of some species
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