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centaurea

noun cen·tau·rea \sen-ˈtr-ē-ə\

Definition of CENTAUREA

:  any of a large genus (Centaurea) of composite herbs (as bachelor's button) including several cultivated for their showy heads of tubular florets

Origin of CENTAUREA

New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin
First Known Use: circa 1829

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