costus

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English[edit]

Costus pulverulentus. Serapiqui, Costa Rica.
Saussurea costus. Uttarakhand, India.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin costus, from Ancient Greek κόστος (kóstos), from Sanskrit कुष्ठ (kuṣṭha).

Noun[edit]

costus (plural costuses)

  1. A perennial tropical herbaceous plant of the genus Costus (family Costaceae).
  2. Saussurea costus, a composite growing on the Himalayas in the vicinity of Kashmir, or its root.

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