• WordNet 3.6
    • n Centranthus genus of southern European herbs and subshrubs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n centranthus A genus of plants, natural order Valerianaceæ, distinguished from the true valerian by having a spur to the corolla and a single stamen. The species are perennial smooth herbs, with white or red flowers. C. ruber (spur valerian) is a sweet-scented plant from southern Europe, often cultivated for ornament.
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In literature:

Centranthus ruber coccinea, 56.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood