any of several composite plants of the genus Chrysanthemum, as C. leucanthemum, the oxeye daisy, having white ray flowers with a yellow center.
any cultivated variety of the plant C. morifolium, native to China, and of other species of Chrysanthemum, notable for the diversity of color and size of their autumnal flowers.
the flower of any such plant.
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How to use chrysanthemum in a sentence
Since it was early afternoon, Rinzler gave me a crash-course in “right drinking” over a pot of chrysanthemum tea.Meditation Teacher Lodro Rinzler Rebrands Buddhism to Deal with Drinking and Sex | Allison Yarrow | February 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her efforts were so successful that the newspapers referred to Twain's locks as a "chrysanthemum of white hair."
Be on the lookout for black beetle on Aster and chrysanthemum.Amateur Gardencraft | Eben E. Rexford
Since then she pulls off a chrysanthemum every morning from the plant in her mother's window, and lays it beside my plate.A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann
The rose show of June is only surpassed by the chrysanthemum exhibition in autumn.
Other bearers followed, keeping step and carrying the regalia, consisting of chrysanthemum stalks and blossoms.Japanese Fairy World | William Elliot Griffis
Particularly is this true of My Lady chrysanthemum; for she well repays for any trouble that may be spent upon her.
British Dictionary definitions for chrysanthemum
any widely cultivated plant of the genus Chrysanthemum, esp C. morifolium of China, having brightly coloured showy flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
any other plant of the genus Chrysanthemum, such as oxeye daisy
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