any plant of the genus Astilbe, of the saxifrage family, having spirelike clusters of small white, pink, or reddish flowers.
any perennial saxifragaceous plant of the genus Astilbe of E Asia and North America: cultivated for their ornamental spikes or panicles of pink or white flowers
moving or , especially with much activity or excitement: The field was astir with small animals, birds, and insects. up and about; out of bed. Historical Examples But, then, it was so early that not many even of the early-rising farmers were astir. Ruth Fielding In the Red Cross Alice B. Emerson The child was […]
American Society for Testing Materials. abbreviation American Society for Testing and Materials American Society for Testing and Materials
astmh American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
a place in the Arthurian romances, possibly in Surrey, England. Historical Examples But is this damsel that is so busy about you the Fair Maid of Astolat?’ The Book of Romance Various When he was well enough, they all rode to the castle of Astolat. King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford “By my […]
having no mouth, stoma, or stomata. Historical Examples astomatous, as-tom′a-tus, adj. having no mouth, used of a division of the protozoa. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various adjective (of animals) having no mouth (of plants) having no stomata