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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
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We had hoped he would come back to Denver when he graduated from Bastyr University in 1996 and practice with us, but instead he spent two years as Silena Heron's resident in Sedona, Arizona.
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Break the silena by taking one minute to send each one a quick email or voice mail explaining the delay.
Los celos son los que habitan en esta morada estrecha, que engendraron los descuidos 55 de mi querida Silena." En pronunciado este nombre, cayo como muerto en tierra, que de memorias de celos aquestos fines se esperan.
Other awards went to John Douglas, Chris Brunton, Jordan Bell, Haley Falla and Silena Ullah, while a special award went to Matthew Dey for his contribution to the club.
The spectrum obtained for each soil sample was examined using the Gammaplus software of Silena. The net area under the [.sup.137]Cs peak at 661.6 keV was used to determine the [.sup.137]Cs activity, in Bq [kg.sup.-1].