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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 Composit√¶, allied to the thistles.
  • n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. knapweed; star thistle

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