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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Saussurea, genus Saussureanoun

    genus of herbs of temperate and cool regions of Eurasia

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  1. Saussurea

    Saussurea is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to cool temperate and arctic regions of Asia, Europe, and North America, with the highest diversity in alpine habitats in the Himalaya and central Asia. Common names include saw-wort and snow lotus, the latter used for a number of high altitude species in central Asia. They are perennial herbaceous plants, ranging in height from dwarf alpine species 5–10 cm tall, to tall thistle-like plants up to 3 m tall. The leaves are produced in a dense basal rosette, and then spirally up the flowering stem. The flowers form in a dense head of small capitula, often surrounded by dense white to purple woolly hairs; the individual florets are also white to purple. The wool is densest in the high altitude species, and aid in thermoregulation of the flowers, minimising frost damage at night, and also preventing ultraviolet light damage from the intense high altitude sunlight. De Candolle named the genus after Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saussurea

    saw-sū′rē-a, n. a genus of composite plants of the order Cynaroideæ. [Named after the Swiss botanists, H. B. de Saussure (1740-99), and his son, Nic. Théodore de Saussure (1767-1845).]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Saussurea

    A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE, order Asterales, subclass Asteridae. It is a source of costus root oil and should not be confused with the genus COSTUS.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saussurea in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Saussurea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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