Definition of Centaurea cyanus
1. Noun. An annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers.
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Centaurea, Genus Centaurea
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centaurea Cyanus
Literary usage of Centaurea cyanus
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"I. centaurea cyanus L,. Blue-bottle. Corn Blue-bottle. 1. C. Cyanus, 2. C. nigra. 4. ... centaurea cyanus L. Sp. PI. 911. 1753. Annual, woolly or tomentose, ..."
2. The language of flowers; or, Floral emblems of thoughts, feelings and sentiments by Robert Tyas (1869)
"THE BLUE BOTTLE (centaurea cyanus).—DELICACY. THIS species of the Centaurea is so ornamental, its flower being of the intense blue of a cloudless sky, ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"centaurea cyanus is one of the "old-fashioned flowers," everywhere well known and popular. ... BASKET FLOWER. Fig. 873. Hardy annual, 871. centaurea cyanus. ..."