Definition of American centaury
1. Noun. Any of several pink-flowered marsh plant of the eastern United States resembling a true centaury.
Generic synonyms: Sabbatia
Lexicographical Neighbors of American Centaury
Literary usage of American centaury
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Universal formulary: Containing the Methods of Preparing and Administering by Robert Eglesfeld Griffith (1866)
"To destroy vermin in the hair. SABBA TIA. American centaury. Niemann. ... Chapman TINCTURE OF American centaury. ..."
2. Organic materia medica: Including the Standard Remedies of the Leading by Parke, Davis & Company (1888)
"American centaury herb, compressed in ounce packages for retailing purposes. PREPARATION. Fluid Extract American centaury.—Not miscible with water. ..."