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chry·san·the·mum

 (krĭ-săn′thə-məm, -zăn′-)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the composite family, native chiefly to East Asia, several of which are widely cultivated as ornamentals for their showy radiate flower heads.
2. A flower head of one of these plants.

[Latin chrȳsanthemum, from Greek khrūsanthemon, gold flower : khrūs-, khrūso-, chryso- + anthemon, flower (from anthos).]

chrysanthemum

(krɪˈsænθəməm)
n
1. (Plants) any widely cultivated plant of the genus Chrysanthemum, esp C. morifolium of China, having brightly coloured showy flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any other plant of the genus Chrysanthemum, such as oxeye daisy
[C16: from Latin: marigold, from Greek khrusanthemon, from khrusos gold + anthemon flower]

chry•san•the•mum

(krɪˈsæn θə məm)

n.
1. any cultivated variety of a composite plant, Chrysanthemummorifolium, native to China, and of related species, bearing autumn flowers in a diversity of color and size.
2. the flower of any such plant.
[1570–80; < Latin < Greek chrȳsánthemon=chrȳs- chrys- + ánthemon flower; see antho-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chrysanthemum - the flower of a chrysanthemum plantchrysanthemum - the flower of a chrysanthemum plant
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
chrysanthemum - any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated
2.chrysanthemum - any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
Chrysanthemum segetum, corn marigold, field marigold - European herb with bright yellow flowers; a common weed in grain fields
Chrysanthemum coronarium, crown daisy - shrubby annual of the Mediterranean region with yellowish-white flowers
chop-suey greens, Chrysanthemum coronarium spatiosum, shun giku, tong ho - grown for its succulent edible leaves used in Asian cooking
chrysanthemum - the flower of a chrysanthemum plant
Translations
chryzantéma
krysantemum
krysanteemi
krizantema
krizantémmargitvirág
krÿsantema, tryggîablóm
キク
국화
chrizantemaskaistažiedė
krizantēma
chryzantéma
krysantemum
ดอกเบญจมาศ
cây hoa cúc

chrysanthemum

[krɪˈsænθəməm] Ncrisantemo m

chrysanthemum

[krɪˈzænθəməm] nchrysanthème m

chrysanthemum

, chrysanth (inf)
nChrysantheme f

chrysanthemum

[krɪˈsænθməm] ncrisantemo

chrysanthemum

(kriˈsӕnθəməm) noun
a type of garden flower with a large, bushy head.

chrysanthemum

أُقْحُوان chryzantéma krysantemum Chrysantheme χρυσάνθεμο crisantemo krysanteemi chrysanthème krizantema crisantemo キク 국화 chrysant krysantemum chryzantema crisântemo хризантема krysantemum ดอกเบญจมาศ kasımpatı cây hoa cúc 菊花
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The--er--Aster, and the Crocus, and the--er--Ladies' Smock in her season, the Chrysanthemum after her kind, and the Guelder Rose bringing forth abundantly withal.
Clytia - The Chrysanthemum Peruvianum, or, to employ a better-known term, the turnsol - which continually turns towards the sun, covers itself, like Peru, the country from which it comes, with dewy clouds which cool and refresh its flowers during the most violent heat of the day.
It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
Here and there some chrysanthemums grew timidly at the foot of an aloe with long, sickly-looking leaves.
In the middle there was a bowl of tawny red and yellow chrysanthemums, and one of pure white, so fresh that the narrow petals were curved backwards into a firm white ball.
She drew a green vase with a crinkled lip towards her, and began pulling out the tight little chrysanthemums, which she laid on the table-cloth, arranging them fastidiously side by side.
Fortunately the mischievous fellow was out of earshot, but the chrysanthemums heard her, and they all said so pointedly "Hoity-toity, what is this?
October though it was, the garden was still very sweet with dear, old-fashioned, unworldly flowers and shrubs -- sweet may, southern-wood, lemon verbena, alyssum, petunias, marigolds and chrysanthemums.
Above all things he despised obvious Christians and ciphers with the chrysanthemums of aristocracy in their button-holes.
Dale had brought her a glorious sheaf of chrysanthemums, and the Awkward Man gave her, quite gracefully, another little, old, limp book from his library.
Munt, moving thoughtfully about the room, and pulling the dead chrysanthemums out of the vases.
I've got a little flat up in Harlem all ready, with chrysanthemums on the table and a kettle ready to boil.