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 for Michaelmas daisy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Michaelmas \Mich"ael*mas\, n. [Michael + mass religious service;
     OE. Mighelmesse.]
     The feast of the archangel Michael, a church festival,
     celebrated on the 29th of September. Hence, colloquially,
     autumn.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Michaelmas daisy. (Bot.) See under Daisy.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Daisy \Dai"sy\ (d[=a]"z[y^]), n.; pl. Daisies (d[=a]"z[i^]z).
     [OE. dayesye, AS. d[ae]ges-e['a]ge day's eye, daisy. See
     Day, and Eye.] (Bot.)
     (a) A genus of low herbs ({Bellis), belonging to the family
         Composit[ae]. The common English and classical daisy is
         Bellis perennis, which has a yellow disk and white or
         pinkish rays.
     (b) The whiteweed ({Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant
         commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also
         oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The word daisy is also used for composite plants of
           other genera, as Erigeron, or fleabane.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Michaelmas daisy (Bot.), any plant of the genus Aster, of
        which there are many species.
  
     Oxeye daisy (Bot.), the whiteweed. See Daisy
     (b) .
         [1913 Webster] daisybush

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Michaelmas daisy
      n 1: North American perennial herb having small autumn-blooming
           purple or pink or white flowers; widely naturalized in
           Europe [syn: Michaelmas daisy, New York aster, Aster
           novi-belgii]

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