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ASTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aster mean? 

ASTER (noun)
  The noun ASTER has 2 senses:

1. any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers
2. star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis

  Familiarity information: ASTER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASTER (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("aster" is a kind of...):

flower (a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aster"):

willow aster; crooked-stemmed aster; Eastern silvery aster; flat-topped white aster; late purple aster; panicled aster; perennial salt marsh aster; purple-stemmed aster; rough-leaved aster; rush aster; Schreiber's aster; small white aster; smooth aster; southern aster; calico aster; starved aster; tradescant's aster; wavy-leaved aster; Western silvery aster; bog aster; azure aster (a variety of aster)

wood aster (any of several asters of eastern North America usually growing in woods)

Aster acuminatus; whorled aster (North American perennial with apparently whorled leaves and showy white purple-tinged flowers)

Aster arenosus; heath aster (common North American perennial with heathlike foliage and small white flower heads)

Aster dumosus; bushy aster (stiff perennial of the eastern United States having small linear leaves and numerous tiny white flower heads)

Aster ericoides; heath aster (common much-branched North American perennial with heathlike foliage and small starry white flowers)

Aster falcatus; white prairie aster (perennial of western North America having white flowers)

Aster linarifolius; stiff aster (wiry tufted perennial of the eastern United States with stiff erect rough stems, linear leaves and large violet flowers)

Aster linosyris; goldilocks; goldilocks aster; Linosyris vulgaris (early-flowering perennial of southern and southeastern Europe with flower heads resembling those of goldenrod)

Aster novae-angliae; New England aster (common perennial of eastern North America having showy purplish flowers; a parent of the Michaelmas daisy)

Aster novi-belgii; Michaelmas daisy; New York aster (North American perennial herb having small autumn-blooming purple or pink or white flowers; widely naturalized in Europe)

Aster ptarmicoides; upland white aster (tufted rigid North American perennial with loose clusters of white flowers)

Aster shortii; Short's aster (perennial of southeastern United States having usually blue flowers)

Aster tripolium; sea aster; sea starwort (a common European aster that grows in salt marshes)

Aster turbinellis; prairie aster (violet-flowered perennial aster of central United States having solitary heads)

annual salt-marsh aster; aromatic aster; arrow leaved aster (a variety of aster)

Holonyms ("aster" is a member of...):

genus Aster (large genus of herbs widely cultivated for their daisylike flowers)


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Meaning:

Star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("aster" is a kind of...):

anatomical structure; bodily structure; body structure; complex body part; structure (a particular complex anatomical part)


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