1. [ noun ] (botany) an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
Synonyms: bluebottle Centaurea_cyanus cornflower
Related terms: flower Centaurea
2. [ noun ] (botany) tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color
Synonyms: Gomphrena_globosa globe_amaranth
Related terms: flower Gomphrena
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