genus Centaurea


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Noun1.genus Centaurea - knapweedgenus Centaurea - knapweed; star thistle    
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
centaury - any plant of the genus Centaurea
bachelor's button, bluebottle, Centaurea cyanus, cornflower - an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
Centaurea imperialis, sweet sultan - perennial of mountains of Iran and Iraq; cultivated for its fragrant rose-pink flowers
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The genus Centaurea L., belonging to the family Asteraceae, is the third largest genus in Turkey.
The chemistry and biological activities of the genus Centaurea. Pharm Acta Helv.
The genus Centaurea belongs to the family Asteraceae and contains several hundreds of species of herbaceous thistle which are mainly distributed north of the equator, mostly in the Middle East and Western Asia [1].