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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
References in classic literature ?
In the same family there may be a genus, as Dianthus, in which very many species can most readily be crossed; and another genus, as Silene, in which the most persevering efforts have failed to produce between extremely close species a single hybrid.
On the other hand, just the rhyme scheme is retained in an unnamed parody of Andre Campra's drinking ariette from his cantata Silene (1714).
For a bit of extra sparkle, we're adding a few annuals grown in pots including love-lies-bleeding and a new blue silene called 'Blue Angel'.
For the front of your border, go for Silene alpestris 'Starry Dreams'.
9(1); Festuca valesiaca 10(1); Impatiens parviflora 1; Lepyrodiclis stellarioides 9; Paraquilegia uniflora 2; Rhodiola pamiroalaica 14; Silene brahuica 14(1); Taraxacum sp.
The following day, I took the 30-minute ferry ride to sister island Formentera for a walk along its famous silvery-pink sandy beaches and past the protected dunes that are dotted with pretty pink Silene flowers.
When I am in my bed at night, I see my son lying on the ground," said Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers died on their way to a vacation in Bali -- two of almost 200 Dutch passengers killed.
Silene Fredricksz and husband Robert lost their son Bryce, 23, and his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers, 20, on the flight.
Large plant size counteracts early seed predation during the extended flowering season of a Silene uniflora (Caryophyllaceae) population.
Females of the noctuid moth Haden a Mauris pollinate flowers of the host plant Silene latifolia and then lay one egg per ovary (the larvae feed on the seeds).
For the photographic triptych Silene (outgrowth), he obtained photos from a Russian laboratory of plants grown in a Jurassic Park--like procedure, from seeds buried by squirrels thirty-two thousand years ago in permafrost.