centaury

Primary Meanings of centaury

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n
any plant of the genus Centaurea
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n
any of various plants of the genus Centaurium
Full Definitions of centaury
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n any plant of the genus Centaurea

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Centaurea americana, basket flower
annual of southwestern United States cultivated for its purple flower heads and its bracts that resemble small baskets
Centaurea cineraria, Centaurea gymnocarpa, dusty miller
a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust
Centauria calcitrapa, caltrop, star-thistle
Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America
knapweed
any of various plants of the genus Centaurea having purple thistlelike flowers
slender knapweed
a variety of knapweed
Jersey knapweed
a variety of knapweed
Centaurea nigra, black knapweed, hardheads, lesser knapweed
a weedy perennial with tough wiry stems and purple flowers; native to Europe but widely naturalized
Centaurea scabiosa, great knapweed, greater knapweed
tall European perennial having purple flower heads
Type of:
subshrub, suffrutex
low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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n any of various plants of the genus Centaurium

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Centaurium calycosum, rosita
erect plant with small clusters of pink trumpet-shaped flowers of southwestern United States
Centaurium minus, lesser centaury
common European glabrous annual centaury with flowers in dense cymes
Centaurium scilloides, tufted centaury
tufted perennial of western Europe and Azores having bright pink to white flowers
seaside centaury
a variety of centaury found at the seaside
broad leaved centaury
a variety of centaury with broad leaves
slender centaury
a slender variety of centaury
Type of:
flower
a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

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