Callistephus

noun

Cal·​lis·​te·​phus
kəˈlistəfəs
: a genus of erect Asian herbs (family Compositae) having ovate alternate leaves of which the upper become narrow and spatulate, leafy reflexed outer involucral bracts, and showy solitary flower heads that are two to five inches across see china aster

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from calli- + Greek stephos crown, from stephein to encircle, bewreath

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“Callistephus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callistephus. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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