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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
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Origin of CENTAUREA

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

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