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- n. a dicotyledonous genus of the family Primulaceae
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He wore a "motley" suit of discordant colours to make him ridiculous, and correspond with the incongruity of his mind and actions -- a dress similar to the hundred patched _paniculus centunculus_ of the Roman mimes.
centunculus A gaudy patchwork coat of many colors worn by a clown.
Because they are so fed up with the uncertainties of the last few years that they would swear on a clown’s centunculus if they thought that might bring stability.