Stokes' aster

noun
\ ˈstōks- How to pronounce Stokes' aster (audio) \
variants: or less commonly stokesia \ stō-​ˈkē-​zh(ē-​)ə How to pronounce stokesia (audio) , -​zē-​ə \

Definition of Stokes' aster

: a perennial composite herb (Stokesia laevis) of the southern U.S. often grown for its large showy heads of usually blue flowers

First Known Use of Stokes' aster

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Stokes' aster

Jonathan Stokes †1831 English botanist

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The first known use of Stokes' aster was circa 1890

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“Stokes' aster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stokes%27%20aster. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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