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centaury

EnglishEdit

Centaurium erythaea

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English centaure, from Old English centaurie, from Medieval Latin centaurēa, centauria, from Latin centaurēum, centaurion, from Ancient Greek κενταύρειον (kentaúreion, several plants related to Centaurea), from κένταυρος (kéntauros, centaur) (due to the mythological discovery of its medicinal properties by Chiron the Centaur).

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NounEdit

centaury (plural centauries)

  1. Any of the flowering plants in the genus Centaurium.

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