ageratum

ag•er•a•tum
[[t]ˌædʒ əˈreɪ təm, əˈdʒɛr ə-[/t]] n.
pln any of several low-growing composite plants of the genus Ageratum, having heart-shaped leaves and dense, blue or white flower heads
Etymology: 1560–70; < NL; L agēraton < Gk agḗraton, neut. of agḗratos unaging

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Ageratum — Ageratum …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ageratum — [ aʒeratɔm ] n. m. • 1751; lat. d o. gr. ageraton ♦ Petite plante buissonnante ornementale (composées), à fleurs bleues. Une bordure d ageratums. ● ageratum ou agérate nom masculin (latin ageraton, du grec agêraton, impérissable) Herbe (composée) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ageratum — A*ger a*tum ([.a]*j[e^]r [.a]*t[u^]m or [a^]j [ e]r*[=a] t[u^]m), prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. agh raton a sort of plant; a priv. + gh ras old age.] (Bot.) A genus of plants, one species of which ({Ageratum Mexicanum}) has lavender blue flowers in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ageratum — [aj΄ər āt′əm] n. [ModL < Gr agēraton, a kind of plant < agēratos, not growing old < a , not + gēras, old age] any of several plants (genus Ageratum) of the composite family with small, thick heads of usually bluish flowers: widely used… …   English World dictionary

  • Ageratum — (A. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Syngenesisten, Compositae Eupatoriaceae Agerateae, Syngenesia aequalis L.; Art: A. conyzoides, mit blauen, büschelständigen Blättern, aus Amerika …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Agerātum — L., Gattung der Kompositen, Kräuter oder Sträucher mit ebensträußigen lockern oder dichten Blütenrispen, in Brasilien, Mittel und Nordamerika. A. conyzoides L., in den wärmern Gegenden der ganzen Welt, einjährig, mit blauen Blüten, wird wie die… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ageratum — Agerātum L., Pflanzengattg. der Kompositen (Amerika). A. conyzoīdes L. mit zierlichen blauen oder graublauen Blüten in Doldentrauben …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ageratum — Taxobox name = Ageratum image width = 200px image caption = Tropical Whiteweed ( Ageratum conyzoides ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae tribus = Eupatorieae genus = Ageratum… …   Wikipedia

  • Ageratum —   Ageratum …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ageratum — Ageratum …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ageratum — /aj euh ray teuhm, euh jer euh /, n. 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Ageratum, esp. A. houstonianum, having heart shaped leaves and small, dense, blue, lavender, or white flower heads, often grown in gardens. 2. any of various… …   Universalium

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