Erytheraea Centaurium

Erytheraea Centaurium
Centaury Cen"tau*ry (s[e^]n"t[add]*r[y^]), n. [L. centaureum and centauria, Gr. kentay`rion, kentay`reion, and kentayri`h, fr. the Centaur Chiron.] (Bot.) A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the {Eryther[ae]a Centaurium} and the {Chlora perfoliata} of Europe, but is also extended to the whole genus {Sabbatia}, and even to the unrelated {Centaurea}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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