centaury

  1. any of various plants of the genus Centaurium
  2. any plant of the genus Centaurea

Centaury

• (n.) A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the Erytheraea Centaurium and the Chlora perfoliata of Europe, but is also extended to the whole genus Sabbatia, and even to the unrelated Centaurea.
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Centaury

(from the article `Gentianaceae`) Centaury (Centaurium) has pink flowers that close in the afternoon; yellow-wort (Blackstonia) has bright yellow flowers and broad leaves. Both genera ...
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Centaury

Cen'tau¬∑ry (sĕn'ta*rȳ) noun [ Latin centaureum and centauria , Greek kentay`rion , kentay`reion , and kentayri`h , from the Centaur Chiron.] (Botany) A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the Er...
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Centaury

Centaury (Centaurium erythraea) is an annual or biennial herb of the Gentian family (Gentianaceae). It has a basal rosette of prominently veined oval leaves and an erect stem which branches at the top. The stem leaves are shorter, narrower, opposite and sessile. The pretty red, funnel-shaped flowers are arranged in flat-topped cymes. The corolla tu...
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centaury

[n] - any of various plants of the genus Centaurium 2. [n] - any plant of the genus Centaurea
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