China aster


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China aster

n.
An annual plant (Callistephus chinensis) of the composite family, native to China and widely cultivated in several forms for its showy, variously colored flower heads.

China aster

n
(Plants) a Chinese plant, Callistephus chinensis, widely cultivated for its aster-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)

Chi′na as`ter


n.
an asterlike composite plant, Callistephus chinensis, cultivated in numerous varieties having white, yellow, blue, red, or purple flowers.
[1810–20]
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Noun1.China aster - valued for their beautiful flowers in a wide range of clear bright colors; grown primarily for cutting
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Callistephus, genus Callistephus - one species: erect Asiatic herb with large flowers
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