rose campion


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rose campion

n.
A Eurasian plant (Lychnis coronaria) in the pink family, naturalized in North America, widely cultivated for its woolly silver-gray leaves and rose-red flowers. Also called mullein pink.

rose campion

n
(Plants) a European caryophyllaceous plant, Lychnis coronaria, widely cultivated for its pink flowers. Its stems and leaves are covered with white woolly down. Also called: dusty miller

rose′ cam`pion


n.
a plant, Lychnis coronaria, of the pink family, having leaves covered with whitish down and reddish purple flowers.
Also called dusty miller, mullein pink.
[1520–30]
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Noun1.rose campion - an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowersrose campion - an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers
lychnis, catchfly - mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone
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