noun Saus·su·rea \sȯˈsu̇rēə\

Definition of Saussurea

  1. :  a genus of herbs (family Compositae) found mostly in temperate and cool regions of Eurasia with heads of blue or purple flowers that resemble thistles — see costusroot

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Origin and Etymology of saussurea

New Latin, after H. Bénédict de Saussure †1799 and his son N. Théodore de Saussure †1845 Swiss naturalists

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a brief usually trivial fact

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