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cam·pi·on

 (kăm′pē-ən)
n.
Any of several plants of the genera Lychnis and Silene native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and having variously colored flowers with notched or fringed petals.

[Early Modern English campion, perhaps from Middle English campion, champion (the flowers being so called because victor's chaplets were woven from them), from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin campiō, campiōn-; see champion.]

campion

(ˈkæmpɪən)
n
(Plants) any of various caryophyllaceous plants of the genera Silene and Lychnis, having red, pink, or white flowers. See also bladder campion
[C16: probably from campion, obsolete variant of champion, perhaps so called because originally applied to Lychnis coronaria, the leaves of which were used to crown athletic champions]

Campion

(ˈkæmpɪən)
n
1. (Biography) Saint Edmund. 1540–81, English Jesuit martyr. He joined the Jesuits in 1573 and returned to England (1580) as a missionary. He was charged with treason and hanged
2. (Biography) Jane. born 1954, New Zealand film director and screenwriter: her films include An Angel at My Table (1990), The Piano (1993), Holy Smoke (1999), In the Cut (2003), and Bright Star (2009)
3. (Biography) Thomas. 1567–1620, English poet and musician, noted particularly for his songs for the lute

cam•pi•on

(ˈkæm pi ən)

n.
any of several plants of the genera Lychnis and Silene, of the pink family, having white, pink, or reddish flowers.
[1570–80; obsolete variant (< Anglo-French) of champion]

Cam•pi•on

(ˈkæm pi ən)

n.
Thomas, 1567–1620, English composer and poet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.campion - any plant of the genus Silenecampion - 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
Translations

campion

[ˈkæmpɪən] Ncolleja f

campion

[ˈkæmpɪən] n white/red campionlicnide f bianca/rossa
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