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China aster

  1. an asterlike composite plant, Callistephus chinensis, cultivated in numerous varieties having white, yellow, blue, red, or purple flowers.
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Origin of China aster

First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for china aster

Historical Examples of china aster

  • No, here is an African marigold, and a China-aster, and a Michaelmas daisy.

    Harry's Ladder to Learning


  • I hate to think I've got to grow up, and be Miss March, and wear long gowns, and look as prim as a china-aster!

British Dictionary definitions for china aster

China aster

  1. a Chinese plant, Callistephus chinensis, widely cultivated for its aster-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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