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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Centaury  \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  {Eryther[ae]a  Centaurium}  and  the 
  {Chlora  perfoliata}  of  Europe,  but  is  also  extended  to  the 
  whole  genus  {Sabbatia},  and  even  to  the  unrelated 
  {Centaurea}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  centaury 
  n  1:  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Centaurium 
  2:  any  plant  of  the  genus  Centaurea 




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