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centaures cyanus Explained

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

Bachelor's button \Bach"e*lor's but"ton\, (Bot.)
A plant with flowers shaped like buttons; especially, several
species of {Ranunculus}, and the cornflower ({Centaures
cyanus}) and globe amaranth ({Gomphrena}).

Note: Bachelor's buttons, a name given to several flowers
``from their similitude to the jagged cloathe buttons,
anciently worne in this kingdom'', according to
Johnson's --Gerarde, p. 472 (1633); but by other
writers ascribed to ``a habit of country fellows to
carry them in their pockets to divine their success
with their sweethearts.'' --Dr. Prior.