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

  Centaury \Cen"tau*ry\ (s[e^]n"t[add]*r[y^]), n. [L. centaureum
     and centauria, Gr. kentay`rion, kentay`reion, and kentayri`h,
     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
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various plants of the genus Centaurium
      2: any plant of the genus Centaurea

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