China asters
Aster As"ter ([a^]s"t[~e]r), n. [L. aster aster, star, Gr. 'asth`r star. See {Star}.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers; starwort; Michaelmas daisy. [1913 Webster]

2. (Floriculture) A plant of the genus {Callistephus}. Many varieties (called {China asters}, {German asters}, etc.) are cultivated for their handsome compound flowers. [1913 Webster]

3. (Biol.) A star-shaped figure of achromatic substance found chiefly in cells dividing by mitosis. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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