Definition of centaurea
: any of a large genus (Centaurea) of composite herbs (such 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: 1806
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