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NOUN (2)

1. any of various plants of the genus Centaurium;

2. any plant of the genus Centaurea;

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 Centaurea. [1913 Webster]