[ ih-rij-uh-ron, -er-uhn ]
/ ɪˈrɪdʒ əˌrɒn, -ər ən /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for erigeron
This plant appears to be generically distinct from Erigeron, particularly in its stipitate pappus.Expedition into Central Australia|Charles Sturt
The botanist knows this plant of the hills and banks as one of the species of the genus Erigeron.
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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