- any North American, asterlike, composite plant of the genus Chrysopsis, having bright, golden-yellow flower heads, as C. mariana, of the eastern U.S.
Origin of golden aster
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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- any North American plant of the genus Chrysopsis, esp C. mariana of the eastern US, having yellow rayed flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
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