Definition of American centaury

1. Noun. Any of several pink-flowered marsh plant of the eastern United States resembling a true centaury.


Lexicographical Neighbors of American Centaury

American beech
American bison
American bisons
American bittern
American bitterns
American bittersweet
American black bear
American black vulture
American black vultures
American blight
American bog asphodel
American brooklime
American buffalo
American bugbane
American capital
American centaury (current term)
American chameleon
American cheese
American chestnut
American cocker spaniel
American cocker spaniels
American cockroach
American cockroaches
American columbo
American coot
American copper
American crab apple
American cranberry
American cranberry bush
American crayfish

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. ..."

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