- an asterlike composite plant, Callistephus chinensis, cultivated in numerous varieties having white, yellow, blue, red, or purple flowers.
Origin of China aster
First recorded in 1810–20
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- a Chinese plant, Callistephus chinensis, widely cultivated for its aster-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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