centaurea

[ sen-tawr-ee-uh ]

noun
  1. any of numerous composite plants of the genus Centaurea, having tubular flowers in a variety of colors.: Compare cornflower (def. 1), knapweed.

Origin of centaurea

1
<New Latin (Linnaeus) by suffix change from Medieval Latin centauria;see centaury, -ea

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centaurea

/ (ˌsɛntɔːˈrɪə, sɛnˈtɔːrɪə) /


noun
  1. any plant of the genus Centaurea, which includes the cornflower and knapweed

Origin of centaurea

1
C19: ultimately from Greek Kentauros the Centaur; see centaury

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