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  Definition of pyrethrum
  1. used in former classifications for plants later placed in genus Chrysanthemum and now often included in genus Tanacetum
  2. spring-flowering garden perennial of Asiatic origin having finely divided aromatic leaves and white to pink-purple flowers; source of an insecticide; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
  3. white-flowered pyrethrum of Balkan area whose pinnate leaves are white and silky-hairy below; source of an insecticide; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
  4. made of dried flower heads of pyrethrum plants
Similar Words: Pyrethrum, genus Pyrethrum, painted daisy, Tanacetum coccineum, Chrysanthemum coccineum, Dalmatian pyrethrum, Dalmatia pyrethrum, Tanacetum cinerariifolium, Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium

 

Member Meronyms: Compositae, family Compositae, Asteraceae, family Asteraceae, aster family, Tanacetum, genus Tanacetum

 

 
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