centaurea

noun
cen·​tau·​rea | \ sen-ˈtȯr-ē-ə How to pronounce centaurea (audio) \

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

First Known Use of centaurea

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for centaurea

New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin

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“Centaurea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centaurea. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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