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catananche

Line breaks: cata|nan¦che
Pronunciation: /ˌkatəˈnaŋki
 
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Definition of catananche in English:

noun

A plant of a genus that includes cupid’s dart.
  • Genus Catananche, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • The bright blue, cornflower-like blooms of catananche appear continuously from early to late summer and are at their peak in midsummer.
  • Catananche is a genus of the botanical family Asteraceae.

Origin

from modern Latin, from Latin catanance, a plant used in love potions, from Greek katanankē, from kata- 'down' + anankē 'compulsion'.

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