cyani flower

noun cy·a·ni flower \ˈsīəˌnī-\

Definition of cyani flower

  1. :  the blue flower of a bachelor's button (Centaurea cyanus) used to color sachet powders

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Origin and Etymology of cyani flower

New Latin cyani, from cyanus (specific epithet of centaurea cyanus), from Greek kyanos dark blue enamel


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