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(Plants) a hardy flowering plant from the genus Astrantia and family Apiaceae. It produces tiny flowers in the mid-summer months and dies back after flowering every year. Also called: masterwort
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|Noun||1.||astrantia - any plant of the genus Astrantia|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Astrantia - a genus of Eurasian herbs of the family Umbelliferae with aromatic roots and palmate leaves and showy flowers