Shasta daisy

noun

Shas·​ta daisy ˈsha-stə- How to pronounce Shasta daisy (audio)
: a large-flowered hybrid garden daisy (Chrysanthemum x superbum synonym Leucanthemum x superbum) that resembles the oxeye daisy

Examples of Shasta daisy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the showiest summer blooms fade away when fall arrives, including pompon dahlias, Shasta daisies, African daisies, zinnias, coreopsis, and calendulas. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Aug. 2023 The Shasta daisy is a hardy, perennial type of this flower, but tropical gerberas that bloom in bright shades of orange, yellow, and red also can represent this month. Jenny Krane, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Feb. 2023 For scale, if a common white Shasta daisy grew 80 times bigger, its petals would stretch the length of a shipping container. Hillary Rosner, Discover Magazine, 10 Dec. 2013

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Word History

Etymology

Mount Shasta, California

First Known Use

circa 1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shasta daisy was circa 1893

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“Shasta daisy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shasta%20daisy. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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