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(Plants) any of the hardy perennial genus Catananche, from S Europe; some, esp C. caerulea, are grown for their blue-and-white flowers that can be dried as winter decoration: family Asteraceae. Also called: cupid's dart
[from Greek katanangkē a spell (from their use in love potions)]
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|Noun||1.||catananche - any of several plants of the genus Catananche having long-stalked heads of blue or yellow flowers|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Catananche - genus of Mediterranean herbs: cupid's dart
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