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erigeron

[ ih-rij-uh-ron, -er-uhn ]
/ ɪˈrɪdʒ əˌrɒn, -ər ən /
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noun
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-)

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British Dictionary definitions for erigeron

erigeron
/ (ɪˈrɪdʒərən, -ˈrɪɡ-) /

noun
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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