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centaury

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cen=tau=ry

CIDE DICTIONARY

centauryn. [L. centaureum and centauria, Gr. kentay`rion, kentay`reion, and kentayri`h, fr. the Centaur Chiron.].
     A gentianaceous plant not fully identified. The name is usually given to the Erytheræa Centaurium and the Chlora perfoliata of Europe, but is also extended to the whole genus Sabbatia, and even to the unrelated Centaurea.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

centaury, n. (pl. -ies) any plant of the genus Centaurium, esp. C. erythraea, formerly used in medicine.

Etymology
LL centaurea ult. f. Gk kentauros CENTAUR: from the legend that it was discovered by the centaur Chiron

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