any of several horticultural varieties of Chrysanthemum superbum, having large, white, daisylike flowers.
Origin of Shasta daisy
1890–95, Americanism; named after Mt. Shasta
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a Pyrenean plant, Chrysanthemum maximum, widely cultivated for its large white daisy-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
Word Origin for Shasta daisy
named after Mount Shasta in California
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