centaury

noun cen·tau·ry \ ˈsen-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of centaury

plural centauries
: any of a genus (Centaurium) of low herbs of the gentian family; especially : an Old World herb (C. crythraea synonym C. umbellatum) that produces pink flowers and is used in herbal medicine

Origin and Etymology of centaury

Middle English centaure, from Anglo-French centorie, from Medieval Latin centaurea, from Latin centaureum, from Greek kentaureion, from Kentauros


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