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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