genus of herbs of temperate and cool regions of Eurasia
Syn: ↑genus Saussurea
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Compositae, ↑family Compositae, ↑Asteraceae, ↑family Asteraceae, ↑aster family
Member Meronyms: ↑costusroot, ↑Saussurea costus, ↑Saussurea lappa

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\\sȯˈsu̇rēə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, after H. Bénédict de Saussure died 1799 and his son N. Théodore de Saussure died 1845 Swiss naturalists
: a genus of herbs (family Compositae) found mostly in temperate and cool regions of Eurasia with heads of blue or purple flowers that resemble thistles — see costusroot

Useful english dictionary. 2012.