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silene

(saɪˈliːnɪ)
n
(Plants) any plant of the large perennial genus Silene, with mostly red or pink flowers; many, esp S. or Agrostemma coeli-rosa, are grown as garden plants: family Carophyllaceae. See also campion
[New Latin from Latin silenus viscaria]
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Noun1.silene - any plant of the genus Silenesilene - any plant of the genus Silene  
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Silene - large widely distributed genus of plants having mostly showy flowers of various colors: campion; catchfly
moss campion, Silene acaulis - tuft- or mat-forming dwarf perennial of Arctic regions of western and central Europe and North America
Silene caroliniana, wild pink - perennial of eastern and central North America having short-stalked pink or white flowers in hairy clusters
Lychnis dioica, red bird's eye, red campion, Silene dioica - biennial European catchfly having red or pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
evening lychnis, Lychnis alba, Silene latifolia, white campion, white cockle, bladder campion - bluish-green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening-opening white flowers with much-inflated calyx; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
fire pink, Silene virginica - perennial herb of eastern North America, having red flowers with narrow notched petals
bladder campion, Silene uniflora, Silene vulgaris - perennial of Arctic Europe having large white flowers with inflated calyx
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Sea kale, sea campion and yellow horned poppy thrive on the shifting stones.
Silene uniflora (Silene maritima erstalwm) ydi'r enw gwyddonol a sea campion yn Saesneg.
The lagoon is also home to rare maritime plants such as sea kale and sea beet growing out of the shingle and clumps of sea campion, thrift and sea poppy, which is also known as yellowhorned poppy.