Definition of centaury
: 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
First Known Use: before 12th century
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