Ageratum Definition

ăjə-rātəm
noun
Any of several plants (genus Ageratum) of the composite family with small, thick heads of usually bluish flowers: widely used as border plants in gardens.
Webster's New World
Any of several other plants having flower clusters similar to those of ageratum.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
Eupatorium coelestinumConoclinium coelestinummist-flowermistflower

Other Word Forms of Ageratum

Noun

Singular:
ageratum
Plural:
ageratums

Origin of Ageratum

  • New Latin Agēratum genus name from Greek agēraton a plant (perhaps a type of rosemary) neuter of agēratos ageless a- without a–1 gēras old age gerə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary

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