Definition of catananche in English:

catananche

noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes cupid's dart.

    • ‘The bright blue, cornflower-like blooms of catananche appear continuously from early to late summer and are at their peak in midsummer.’
    • ‘Catananche is a genus of the botanical family Asteraceae.’

Origin

From modern Latin, from Latin catanance, a plant used in love potions, from Greek katanankē, from kata- ‘down’ + anankē ‘compulsion’.

Pronunciation

catananche

/ˌkatəˈnaŋki/