New England aster

New England aster

noun
a tall composite plant, Aster novae-angliae, of the northeastern U.S., the flowers of which have lavender to deep-purple rays.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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new england aster

noun
common perennial of eastern North America having showy purplish flowers; a parent of the Michaelmas daisy 
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