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closed gentian

noun
1.
a gentian, Gentiana andrewsii, of the eastern and central U.S., having tight clusters of dark blue, closed flowers.
Also called bottle gentian.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • And last of all, the closed gentian finally puts up its head, and the fringed gentian bursts forth in a marvelous display of blue.

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