adelaster

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Etymology[edit]

Either from Ancient Greek ἄδηλος ‎(ádēlos, not manifest) + ἀστήρ ‎(astḗr, star) or from Ancient Greek ἄδηλος ‎(ádēlos, not manifest) + Latin -aster.

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Noun[edit]

adelaster ‎(plural adelasters)

  1. (botany) A provisional name for a plant which has not had its flowers botanically examined, and therefore has not been referred to its proper genus.