Meaning of centaurea

cen•tau•re•a

Pronunciation: (sen-tôr"ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous composite plants of the genus Centaurea, having tubular flowers in a variety of colors. Cf. cornflower (def. 1),
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