Mich·ael·mas n. The feast of the archangel Michael, a church festival, celebrated on the 29th of September. Hence, colloquially, autumn.
Michaelmas daisy. Bot. See under Daisy.
Dai·sy n.; pl. Daisies Bot. (a) A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family Compositæ. 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.
Note: ☞ The word daisy is also used for composite plants of other genera, as Erigeron, or fleabane.
Michaelmas daisy Bot., any plant of the genus Aster, of which there are many species.
Oxeye daisy Bot., the whiteweed. See Daisy (b).
n : North American perennial herb having small autumn-blooming
purple or pink or white flowers; widely naturalized in
Europe [syn: New York aster, Aster novi-belgii]