from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A popular name of Centunculus minimus, from its small chaffy leaves. It is a low annual, allied to the pimpernel, widely distributed through Europe and America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A low glabrous weedy branching herb Centunculus minimus of the family Primulaceae having short dry chafflike leaves.

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

  • noun weedy plant having short dry chafflike leaves


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