Centaury Definition

sĕntôrē
centauries
noun
Any of a genus (Centaurium) of small plants of the gentian family, with flat clusters of red or rose flowers.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Centaury

Noun

Singular:
centaury
Plural:
centauries

Origin of Centaury

  • Middle English from Old English centaurie from Latin centaurēum from Greek kentaureion from Kentauros centaur (from the legend that the plant's medicinal properties were discovered by the centaur Chiron)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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