Aster Definition

ăstər
asters
noun
Any of various plants of the genus Aster or closely related genera in the composite family, having radiate flower heads with white, pink, or violet rays and usually a yellow disk.
American Heritage
Any of a large genus (Aster) of plants of the composite family, with purplish, blue, pink, or white daisylike flowers.
Webster's New World
The China aster.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
A structure shaped like a star, formed during mitosis around the centrosome in the cytoplasm of a cell: not formed in seed plant cells.
Webster's New World
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Star or starlike structure.
Diaster.
Webster's New World
A (specified) person or thing that is inferior or not genuine.
Poetaster.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae — the asters.

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Other Word Forms of Aster

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Singular:
aster
Plural:
asters

Origin of Aster

  • From Latin aster (“star”) because of the shape of its flowers, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astēr, “star”), named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin astēr a type of plant from Greek star, type of daisy ster-3 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin aster, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astēr).

    From Wiktionary

  • L dim. suffix

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

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