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Aster   /ˈæstər/   Listen

Any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers.
Star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis.

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"Aster" Quotes from Famous Books

... honeysuckle's quaint conceit, but made no reply, for yonder he saw a purple aster he ...
— Second Book of Tales • Eugene Field

... "giving." Ma-zares presents us with the root meh, "much" or "great," which is found in the name of the ilf-aspii, or "Big Horses," a Persian tribe, followed by zara, "gold," which appears in Ctesias's "Arto-awes," and perhaps also in Zoro-aster. In Tachmaspates, the first element is takhma, "strong," a root found in the Persian names Ar-tochmes and Tritan-taechmes, while the second is the frequently used pati, "lord," which occurs as the initial element in Pak-zeithes," Pafa-ramphes, etc., and as the terminal ...
— The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 3. (of 7): Media • George Rawlinson

... that the spring would go faster, Nor long summer bide so late; And I could grow on like the foxglove and aster, For some things ...
— Poems by Jean Ingelow, In Two Volumes, Volume I. • Jean Ingelow

... spray in places; but Cleer didn't mind spray; she was accustomed to the sea in all its moods and tempers. She clambered up the steep side—a sheer wall of bare rock, lightly clad here and there with sparse drapery of green sapphire, or clumps of purple sea-aster, rooted firm in the crannies. Its front was yellow with great patches of lichen, and on the peaks, overhead, the gulls perched, chattering, or launched themselves in long curves upon the evening air. Cleer paused half way up to draw breath and admire the familiar scene. ...
— Michael's Crag • Grant Allen

... he passes it out again the same way it entered. The colors and forms of all our sea-flowers are wonderfully beautiful. Their thousands of hands (the fringe-like part), which are constantly moving in all directions in search of food, remind one of an animated aster. ...
— Harper's Young People, August 17, 1880 - An Illustrated Weekly • Various

... and Petunia, and Portulaca and Aster, and Stock, our autumn gardens would be poor indeed, and how we would miss the sweet fragrance of the Alyssum, Mignonette, and Sweet Pea, if any ill-luck should befall them, or deprive us of these sweet favorites!" Annuals are ...
— Your Plants - Plain and Practical Directions for the Treatment of Tender - and Hardy Plants in the House and in the Garden • James Sheehan

... a heaven-born flower—the aster, That drinks nocturnal dews From late autumn's chilly fountains, And steals the sunset hues; It smiles from wayside tangles And coyly casts its eyes, Yet holds me by its modesty ...
— Our Profession and Other Poems • Jared Barhite

Words linked to "Aster" :   complex body part, Michaelmas daisy, flat-topped white aster, goldilocks, body structure, Linosyris vulgaris, flower, bodily structure, structure, anatomical structure, sea starwort

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