from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of cichoriaceous plants of southern Europe. The blue cupidone, C. cærulea, is cultivated for its flowers.
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- n. any of several plants of the genus Catananche having long-stalked heads of blue or yellow flowers
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The most beautiful flower then blooming was the catananche, which has won its poetic French name, _Cupidon bleu_, by the brilliant colour of its blossom.