Pronunciation: (aj"u-rā'tum, u-jer'u-), [key]
1. any of several composite plants of the genus Ageratum, esp. A. houstonianum, having heart-shaped leaves and small, dense, blue, lavender, or white flower heads, often grown in gardens.
2. any of various other composite plants, as the mistflower, having blue or white flowers.
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