Cen"tau*ry (?), n. [L. centaureum and centauria, Gr. , , and , fr. the Centaur Chiron.] Bot.

A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the Erytheraea Centaurium and the Chlora perfoliata of Europe, but is also extended to the whole genus Sabbatia, and even to the unrelated Centaurea.


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