Michaelmas daisy
Daisy Dai"sy (d[=a]"z[y^]), n.; pl. {Daisies} (d[=a]"z[i^]z). [OE. dayesye, AS. d[ae]ges-e['a]ge day's eye, daisy. See {Day}, and {Eye}.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of low herbs ({Bellis}), belonging to the family {Composit[ae]}. The common English and classical daisy is {Bellis perennis}, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays. (b) The whiteweed ({Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum}), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also {oxeye daisy}. See {Whiteweed}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The word daisy is also used for composite plants of other genera, as {Erigeron}, or fleabane. [1913 Webster]

{Michaelmas daisy} (Bot.), any plant of the genus {Aster}, of which there are many species.

{Oxeye daisy} (Bot.), the whiteweed. See {Daisy} (b) . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Michaelmas daisy — Michaelmas Mich ael*mas, n. [Michael + mass religious service; OE. Mighelmesse.] The feast of the archangel Michael, a church festival, celebrated on the 29th of September. Hence, colloquially, autumn. [1913 Webster] {Michaelmas daisy}. (Bot.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Michaelmas daisy — n. Chiefly Brit. any of various asters, wild or cultivated, that bloom in the fall …   English World dictionary

  • Michaelmas daisy — noun North American perennial herb having small autumn blooming purple or pink or white flowers; widely naturalized in Europe • Syn: ↑New York aster, ↑Aster novi belgii • Hypernyms: ↑aster * * * ˌMichaelmas ˈdaisy f29 [Michaelmas daisy] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Michaelmas' daisy — virgininis astrūnas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Symphyotrichum novi belgii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Symphyotrichum novi belgii angl. Michaelmas daisy; New York Aster vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Michaelmas daisy — astras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių (Asteraceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Aster). atitikmenys: lot. Aster angl. aster; Michaelmas daisy; starwort vok. Aster rus. астра lenk. aster …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Michaelmas-daisy — Michaelmas daiˈsy noun 1. A wild aster 2. Any of several garden plants of the Aster genus with clusters of small purple, pink, blue, etc, flowers • • • Main Entry: ↑Michaelmas …   Useful english dictionary

  • Michaelmas daisy — noun a North American aster with numerous pinkish lilac daisy like flowers which bloom around Michaelmas. [Aster novi belgii.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Michaelmas daisy — noun Date: 1785 a wild aster; especially one blooming about Michaelmas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Michaelmas daisy — an aster. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Michaelmas daisy — noun Aster amellus, a flowering plant …   Wiktionary

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