Verticillaster
Verticillaster Ver`ti*cil*las"ter, a. [NL., fr. L. verticillus a whirl + aster a star.] (Bot.) A whorl of flowers apparently of one cluster, but composed of two opposite axillary cymes, as in mint. See Illust. of {Whorl}. [1913 Webster]

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