from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large genus of composite plants, related to the thistles and including the cornflower or bluebottle (Centaurea Cyanus) and the star thistle (Centaurea Calcitrapa).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very extensive genus of herbaceous plants, natural order Compositæ, allied to the thistles.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
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- n. knapweed; star thistle
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