Centaury

Fleurs roses délicates sur une plante poussant dans une carrière de calcaire, de la famille des Gentianaceae.

Centaurium erythraea

Centaury (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • centaurea

Etymology

From Middle English centaure, from Old English centaurie, from Medieval Latin centaurēa, centauria, from Latin centaurēum, centaurion, from Ancient Greek κενταύρειον (kentaúreion, several plants related to Centaurea), from κένταυρος (kéntauros, centaur) (due to the mythological discovery of its medicinal properties by Chiron the Centaur).

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