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Any of various plants of the genus Lychnis of the pink family, including cultivated species such as the rose campion.
(Plants) any caryophyllaceous plant of the genus Lychnis, having red, pink, or white five-petalled flowers. See also ragged robin
[C17: New Latin, via Latin, from Greek lukhnis a red flower; related to lukhnos lamp]
any showy-flowered plant of the genus Lychnis, of the pink family.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek lychnís red flower]
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|Noun||1.||lychnis - mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Lychnis - genus of plants strongly resembling those of genus Silene: catchfly
Lychins floscuculi, Lychnis flos-cuculi, ragged robin, cuckoo flower - common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having usually pink flowers with ragged petals
Lychins chalcedonica, maltese cross, scarlet lychnis - Eurasian garden perennial having scarlet flowers in dense terminal heads