[ ih-rij-uh-ron, -er-uh n ]
/ ɪˈrɪdʒ əˌrɒn, -ər ən /


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.

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Origin of erigeron

1595–1605; < Latin ērigeron the plant groundsel < Greek ērigérōn, equivalent to êri early (cognate with ere) + gérōn (see geronto-) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for erigeron

/ (ɪˈrɪdʒərən, -ˈrɪɡ-) /


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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