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Webster 1913 Edition


Aster

As′ter

(ăs′tẽr)
,
Noun.
[L.
aster
aster, star, Gr.
ἀστήρ
star. See
Star
.]
1.
(Bot.)
A genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers; starwort; Michaelmas daisy.
2.
(Floriculture)
A plant of the genus
Callistephus
. Many varieties (called
China asters
,
German asters
, etc.) are cultivated for their handsome compound flowers.

Webster 1828 Edition


Aster

AS'TER

,
Noun.
[Gr.] A genus of plants, with compound flowers, many of which are cultivated for their beauty, particularly the China Aster. The species are very numerous.

Definition 2022


Aster

Aster

See also: aster, áster, and -aster

Translingual

Proper noun

Aster m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae – the asters.

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References

  1. Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988.
  2. Erhardt, Walter & Götz, Erich & Bödeker, Nils & Seybold, Siegmund, Zander. Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen. Dictionary of plant names. Dictionnaire des noms de plantes, Ulmer, 2000.
  3. Hyam, Roger & Pankhurst, Richard, Plants and their Names. A Concise Dictionary, Oxford University Press, US, 1995.

Dutch

Etymology

From Latin aster (star)

Proper noun

Aster ?

  1. A male given name

Related terms

  • asteroïde
  • astraal (adjective)

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German

Etymology

From Latin aster (star)

The flower species Aster tataricus

Noun

Aster f

  1. (botany) A taxonomic plant genus, within tribe Astereae - the asters.

Wikispecies

Related terms

Proper noun

Aster

  1. A male given name

aster

aster

See also: Aster, áster, and -aster

English

Wikispecies

Noun

aster (plural asters)

  1. (obsolete) A star.
  2. Any of several plants of the genus Aster; one of its flowers.
  3. (biology) A star-shaped structure formed during the mitosis of a cell.

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French

Noun

aster m (plural asters)

  1. aster (flowering plant)

Latin

Etymology 1

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr).

Noun

astēr m (genitive asteris); third declension

  1. A star
  2. Aster amellus, the Italian starwort
Declension

Third declension, Greek type, nominative singular in -ēr.

Case Singular Plural
nominative astēr asterēs
genitive asteris asterum
dative asterī asteribus
accusative astera
asterem
asterēs
ablative astere asteribus
vocative astēr asterēs

Etymology 2

See asto

Verb

aster

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of astō

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