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Definition of "chrysanthemum" [chrys•an•the•mum]

  • Any of numerous, mostly Eurasian plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the composite family, many of which are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy radiate flower heads. (noun)
  • A flower head of one of these plants. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chrysanthemum" in a sentence
  • "Short stories, for all the dazzling diversity of the genre, are of two general types: those that yield their meanings subtly, quietly, and are as nuanced and delicate and without melodrama as the unfolding of miniature blossoms in Japanese chrysanthemum tea, and those that explode in the reader's face."
  • "FLOWERS are raised everywhere in great variety and in great abundance, and the chrysanthemum is the emblem of the country and is used on postage stamps."
  • "In addition, a green vegetable dubbed chrysanthemum coronarium from Taitung was found to contain Acetamiprid, also a new insecticide, and the same vegetable from Taichung County, central Taiwan, was found to have Dimethomorph, a systematic morpholine fungicide."