Centaurium

noun
Cen·tau·ri·um | \sen‧ˈtȯrēəm\

Definition of Centaurium 

: a genus of low-growing herbs (family Gentianaceae) distinguished by flowers with exserted spirally twisted anthers

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History and Etymology for Centaurium

New Latin, from Latin centaureum, centaurion centaury

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