American centaury


Definition of American centaury

: either of two pink-flowered marsh plants (Sabbatia angularis and S. stellaris) of the eastern U.S. resembling the true centaury

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First Known Use of American centaury

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American centaury was in 1803

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“American centaury.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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