any of several naturalized Eurasian plants of the genus Centaurea, especially C. calcitrapa, having purplish, spiny flower heads.
any of several plants of the genus Centaurea, esp C. calcitrapa, of Eurasia, which has spiny purplish flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites) See also centaury (sense 2)
- Start in
verb 1. (adverb) to undertake (something or doing something); commence or begin Begin, as in He started in serving, without taking any practice. [ Late 1800s ]
noun, Track. 1. a device used by runners, especially sprinters, for increasing their speed off the mark, consisting of a metal or wooden frame, usually secured to the ground at both ends, with adjustable, triangular-shaped blocks on each side for bracing the feet. starting block noun 1. one of a pair of adjustable devices with […]
noun 1. any of various types of movable barriers for lining up and giving an equal start to the entries in a horse or dog race. starting gate noun 1. a movable barrier so placed on the starting line of a racecourse that the raising of it releases all the contestants simultaneously 2. the US […]
- Starting grid
noun 1. (motor racing) a marked section of the track at the start where the cars line up according to their times in practice, the fastest occupying the front position