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.

Exact synonyms: Bachelor's Button, Bluebottle, Cornflower
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Centaurea, Genus Centaurea

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Centaurea Cyanus

Celtis laevigata
Celtis occidentalis
Cenchrus ciliaris
Cenchrus tribuloides
Cenozoic era
Census Bureau
Centaurea americana
Centaurea cineraria
Centaurea cyanus
Centaurea gymnocarpa
Centaurea imperialis
Centaurea moschata
Centaurea nigra
Centaurea scabiosa
Centaurea solstitialis
Centauria calcitrapa
Centaurium calycosum
Centaurium minus
Centaurium scilloides
Centennial State

Literary usage of Centaurea cyanus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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. ..."

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