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centaury

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛntɔːri
 
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Definition of centaury in English:

noun (plural centauries)

A widely distributed herbaceous plant of the gentian family, typically having pink flowers.
Example sentences
  • Centaury varies a great deal according to) its situation, and some botanists enumerate several distinct species.
  • The leaves, stems, and flowers of centaury are used medicinally.
  • The mythical centaur Chironia, cured a poison arrow wound with centaury, hence its name.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin centaurea, based on Greek kentauros 'centaur' (because its medicinal properties were said to have been discovered by the centaur Chiron).

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