Definition of Astrantia

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Astrantia.

Exact synonyms: Masterwort
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Astrantia
Specialized synonyms: Astrantia Major, Greater Masterwort



Definition of Astrantia

1. Noun. Any of the genus ''Astrantia'' of herbaceous plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astrantia

astragalomancy
astragaloscaphoid
astragalotibial
astragals
astragalus
astragyromancy
astrakanite
astrakhan
astrakhans
astral
astral fibres
astral plane
astrally
astrals
astrand
astrantia (current term)
astrantias
astraphobia
astraphobic
astrapophobia
astrapothere
astrapotheres
astration
astrations
astray
astreated
astrict
astricted
astricting
astriction

Literary usage of Astrantia

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1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Eberhard Goebel (1905)
"astrantia major. astrantia major shows similar features (Fig. 261). If we pass upwards from the region of the stalked foliage-leaves we observe that the ..."

2. Handbook of Hardy Herbaceous and Alpine Flowers by William Sutherland (1871)
"There are other genera that furnish species with striking or handsome foliage, but I am not aware of any besides astrantia and Eryngium that can be said to ..."

3. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1813)
"astrantia MAXIMA. HELLEBORE LEAVED MASTER-WORT. Oafs and Order. ... astrantia orientalis latifolia, floribus et coma ..."

4. The Fertilisation of Flowers by Hermann Müller, D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Charles Darwin (1883)
"In regard to the distribution of the sexes, the condition in astrantia minor ... that in astrantia minor no plants occur bearing only hermaphrodite flowers. ..."

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