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centaurea cyanus Explained

Centaurea Cyanus at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Centaurea \Cen`tau*re"a\, 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 ({C. Calcitrapa}).

Cornflower \Corn"flow`er\ (-flou`?r), n. (Bot.)
A conspicuous wild flower ({Centaurea Cyanus}), growing in
grainfields.

Centaurea cyanus at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bluebottle \Blue"bot`tle\, n.
1. (Bot.) A plant ({Centaurea cyanus}) which grows in grain
fields. It receives its name from its blue bottle-shaped
flowers.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly
({Musca vomitoria}). Its body is steel blue.

Bluets \Blu"ets\, n. [F. bluet, bleuet, dim. of bleu blue. See
{Blue}, a.] (Bot.)
A name given to several different species of plants having
blue flowers, as the {Houstonia c[oe]rulea}, the {Centaurea
cyanus} or bluebottle, and the {Vaccinium angustifolium}.

Centaurea cyanus at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Centaurea cyanus
n : an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having
showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
[syn: {cornflower}, {bachelor's button}, {bluebottle}]