• (British, America) IPA: /ˈæstə(ɹ)/

aster (plural asters)

  1. Any of several plants of the genus Aster; one of its flowers.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Penguin 2011, p.120:
      On a sunny September morning, with the trees still green, but the asters and fleabanes already taking over in ditch and dalk, Van set out for Ladoga, N.A.
  2. (biology) A star-shaped structure formed during the mitosis of a cell.
  3. (obsolete) A star.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.94:
      by the changes and enter-caprings of which, the revolutions, motions, cadences, and carrols of the asters transterm astres and planets are caused and transported.
Related terms
  • astro-
  • French: aster
  • German: Aster
  • Italian: astro
  • Portuguese: áster
  • Russian: а́стра
  • Spanish: aster
  • Portuguese: áster
  • Spanish: áster

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