noun cen·tau·rea \sen-ˈtȯr-ē-ə\

Definition of centaurea

  1. :  any of a large genus (Centaurea) of composite herbs (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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