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Meaning of pyrethrum

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: made of dried flower heads of pyrethrum plants
      2: white-flowered pyrethrum of Balkan area whose pinnate leaves
         are white and silky-hairy below; source of an insecticide;
         sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum [syn: {pyrethrum},
         {Dalmatian pyrethrum}, {Dalmatia pyrethrum}, {Tanacetum
         cinerariifolium}, {Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium}]
      3: 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 [syn: {painted daisy}, {pyrethrum}, {Tanacetum
         coccineum}, {Chrysanthemum coccineum}]
      4: used in former classifications for plants later placed in
         genus Chrysanthemum and now often included in genus Tanacetum
         [syn: {Pyrethrum}, {genus Pyrethrum}]

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