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centaurea

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noun cen·tau·rea \sen-ˈtȯr-ē-ə\

Definition of centaurea

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



Origin and Etymology of centaurea

New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin


First Known Use: circa 1829

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