asteraceous

[as-tuh-rey-shuh s]

adjective Botany.

belonging to the Asterasceae, an alternative name for the plant family Compositae.

Nearby words

  1. astbury,
  2. asteatosis,
  3. asteism,
  4. aster,
  5. aster yellows,
  6. astereognosis,
  7. asteriated,
  8. asterion,
  9. asterisk,
  10. asterism


Origin of asteraceous

First recorded in 1875–80; aster + -aceous

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