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 for Centaurea
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Centaurea \Cen`tau*re"a\, prop. n. [NL. See Centaury.] (Bot.)
     A large genus of composite plants, related to the thistles
     and including the cornflower or bluebottle ({Centaurea
     Cyanus) and the star thistle ({Centaurea Calcitrapa}).
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: knapweed; star thistle [syn: Centaurea, genus

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