Stokes' aster

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Stokes' aster

Time Traveler for Stokes' aster

Time Traveler

The first known use of Stokes' aster was circa 1890

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Stokes' aster

Stokes

Stokes' aster

Stokes' law

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Stokes' aster

Cite this Entry

“Stokes' aster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stokes%27%20aster. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!