erigeron

noun
erig·​er·​on | \ ə-ˈri-jə-ˌrän How to pronounce erigeron (audio) \

Definition of erigeron

: any of a widely distributed genus (Erigeron) of composite herbs with flower heads that resemble asters but have fewer and narrower involucral bracts

First Known Use of erigeron

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erigeron

New Latin, from Latin, groundsel, from Greek ērigerōn, from ēri early + gerōn old man; from the hoary down of some species — more at ere, geronto-

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The first known use of erigeron was in 1601

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“Erigeron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erigeron. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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erigeron

noun
erig·​er·​on | \ ə-ˈrij-ə-rən How to pronounce erigeron (audio) , -ˌrän How to pronounce erigeron (audio) \

Medical Definition of erigeron

1 capitalized : a widely distributed genus of composite herbs having flower heads resembling asters
2a : any plant of the genus Erigeron
b : the leaves and tops of plants of the genus Erigeron occasionally and especially formerly used as a diuretic and as a hemostatic in uterine hemorrhage

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