asteraceous

asteraceous
as·ter·a·ceous

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  • asteraceous — /as teuh ray sheuhs/, adj. Bot. belonging to the Asterasceae, an alternative name for the plant family Compositae. Cf. composite family. [1875 80; ASTER + ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • asteraceous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|rāshəs adjective Etymology: New Latin Asteraceae + English ous : composite b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guizotia abyssinica — Ramtil Ram til (r[a^]m t[i^]l), n. [Bengali ram til.] A tropical African asteraceous shrub ({Guizotia abyssinica}) cultivated for its seeds (called {ramtil seeds} or {niger seeds}) which yield a valuable oil used for food and as an illuminant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guizotia abyssinica — Til seed Til seed (t[i^]l; t[=e]l). (a) The seed of sesame. (b) The seed of an African asteraceous plant ({Guizotia abyssinica}), yielding a bland fixed oil used in medicine. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • niger seeds — Ramtil Ram til (r[a^]m t[i^]l), n. [Bengali ram til.] A tropical African asteraceous shrub ({Guizotia abyssinica}) cultivated for its seeds (called {ramtil seeds} or {niger seeds}) which yield a valuable oil used for food and as an illuminant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Par'a cress — Par[ a] cress An annual asteraceous herb ({Spilances oleracea}) grown in tropical countries as a pungent salad, and also used medicinally. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ramtil — Ram til (r[a^]m t[i^]l), n. [Bengali ram til.] A tropical African asteraceous shrub ({Guizotia abyssinica}) cultivated for its seeds (called {ramtil seeds} or {niger seeds}) which yield a valuable oil used for food and as an illuminant. [Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ramtil seeds — Ramtil Ram til (r[a^]m t[i^]l), n. [Bengali ram til.] A tropical African asteraceous shrub ({Guizotia abyssinica}) cultivated for its seeds (called {ramtil seeds} or {niger seeds}) which yield a valuable oil used for food and as an illuminant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spilances oleracea — Par a cress Par[ a] cress An annual asteraceous herb ({Spilances oleracea}) grown in tropical countries as a pungent salad, and also used medicinally. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Til seed — (t[i^]l; t[=e]l). (a) The seed of sesame. (b) The seed of an African asteraceous plant ({Guizotia abyssinica}), yielding a bland fixed oil used in medicine. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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