erigeron

[ih-rij-uh-ron, -er-uh n]
noun
  1. any composite plant of the genus Erigeron, having flower heads resembling those of the asters but with narrower and usually more numerous white or purple rays.

Origin of erigeron

1595–1605; < Latin ērigeron the plant groundsel < Greek ērigérōn, equivalent to êri early (cognate with ere) + gérōn (see geronto-)
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erigeron

noun
  1. any plant of the genus Erigeron, whose flowers resemble asters but have narrower rays: family Asteraceae (composites)See also fleabane (def. 1)

Word Origin for erigeron

C17: via Latin from Greek, from ēri early + gerōn old man; from the white down characteristic of some species
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