nounWord forms: plural ˈcentauries
any of a genus (Centaurium
) of small plants of the gentian
family, with flat clusters
of red or rose flowers
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Word origin of 'centaury'ME centaurie < ML centauria < L centaureum < Gr kentaureion < Kentauros, centaur: the centaur Chiron was said to have discovered medicinal properties of