from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A flower head of one of these plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many flowering perennial plants, of the genus Chrysanthemum, native to China, that have showy radiate heads.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of composite plants, mostly perennial, and of many species including the many varieties of garden chrysanthemums (annual and perennial), and also the feverfew and the oxeye daisy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Chrysanthemum.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A large genus of composite plants, chiefly natives of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the flower of a chrysanthemum plant
- n. any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated
Latin chrȳsanthemum, from Greek khrūsanthemon, gold flower : khrūs-, khrūso-, chryso- + anthemon, flower (from anthos).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek χρυσός (khrusos, "gold") and ἄνθεμον (anthemon, "flower"), from ἄνθος (anthos, "flower"). (Wiktionary)