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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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It is clear also in the charming songs of Thomas Campion, a physician who composed both words and music for several song-books, and in Michael Drayton, a voluminous poet and dramatist who is known to most readers only for his finely rugged patriotic ballad on the battle of Agincourt.
On January 27 this year - three days after she was allegedly kidnapped - Campion walked back into her home.
Reception class youngsters at the school are being given French lessons on Fridays by Alison Harvey, the language college director from the nearby St Edmund Campion Catholic School, in Sutton Road.
That, to use his own words, was part of the "monumental task" facing the Rev Michael Campion in 1997 when he took over as Dean of the Cathedral, opposite Newcastle Central Station.
Mark Campion would certainly agree, having finally found what he feels is the perfect place to train racehorses - the historic Whitewall Stables at Malton.
Campion is filming on location and will be represented by actor Sam Neill, one of the stars of Campion's ``The Piano.
The work formed a part of the extensive celebrations for the ill-fated marriage of James I's daughter Elizabeth to Frederick V, Elector Palatine, and featured scenes and costumes by Inigo Jones and music by some of the great musical figures of the age, including Coprario, Johnson, Taylor, Campion himself, and, perhaps, a number of others.
Jane Campion s "Portrait of a Lady" (Gramercy) shows a talented director exercising a healthy freedom in adapting a classic novel.
NEW YORK -- IgoUgo, one of the world's leading online travel communities, announced today that Peter Campion has been promoted to General Manager.
KIRKBURTON came out on top in a thrilling West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division clash with Campion, beating the Bradford-based side 4-3.
Campion joins Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine