bachelor's button

bachelor's button
n.
any of several plants of a genus (Centaurea) of the composite family, that have scaly, vase-shaped bracts below the white, pink, or blue flowers; esp., the cornflower and knapweed

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Herbaceous, hardy annual plant (Centaurea cyanus) of the composite family, having flower heads with blue, pink, or white rays.

It is native to the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated in North America. A common garden plant, it often also appears as a weed.

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plant
also called  cornflower 

      herbaceous, hardy annual plant (Centaurea cyanus) of the Asteraceae family (Asteraceae), having flower heads with blue, pink, or white rays. It is native to the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated in North America. A common garden plant, it often also appears as a weed.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Bachelor's button — Bach e*lor s but ton, (Bot.) A plant with flowers shaped like buttons; especially, several species of {Ranunculus}, and the cornflower ({Centaurea cyanus}) and globe amaranth ({Gomphrena}). [1913 Webster] Note: Bachelor s buttons, a name given to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bachelor's button — n. any of several plants of a genus (Centaurea) of the composite family, that have scaly, vase shaped bracts below the white, pink, or blue flowers; esp., the cornflower and knapweed …   English World dictionary

  • bachelor's button — Bluebottle Blue bot tle, blue bottle lue bottle, n. 1. (Bot.) an annual Eurasian plant ({Centaurea cyanus}) which grows in grain fields; called also {bachelor s button}. It receives its name from its blue bottle shaped flowers. Varieties… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bachelor’s-button — paprastoji rugiagėlė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Centaurea cyanus), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Centaurea cyanus angl. bachelor’s button; blue… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bachelor's-button — dobilinė gomfrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gomphrena globosa), kilęs iš pietų Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Gomphrena globosa angl. bachelor s button; common globe amaranth; globe amaranth vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bachelor's button — noun 1. an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers • Syn: ↑cornflower, ↑bluebottle, ↑Centaurea cyanus • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Centaurea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bachelor's button — noun a) Any one of a number of plants with daisylike, button shaped flowers of the genus Centaurea, especially the species Centaurea cyanus. b) A button which may be attached to clothing without resorting to needle and thread. Syn: cornflower,… …   Wiktionary

  • bachelor's button — noun Date: 1847 a European composite (Centaurea cyanus) having flower heads with usually blue, pink, or white rays that is often cultivated in North America called also cornflower …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bachelor's-button — /bach euh leuhrz but n, bach leuhrz /, n. any of various plants with round flower heads, esp. the cornflower. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bachelor's button — Gomphrena (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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