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

Usage examples (33)
  • + The word aster may mean a comet; the star of the Magi was a comet.
  • After breakfast in Britain, I came out in the dawn and picked a purple aster from a flower bed.
  • The name aster is derived from the Latin word astrum and the Greek word astron, both of which mean star.
  • The so-called aster, grown by florists, and in general gardens, is not for more
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