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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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References in classic literature ?
In the same family there may be a genus, as Dianthus, in which very many species can most readily be crossed; and another genus, as Silene, in which the most persevering efforts have failed to produce between extremely close species a single hybrid.
Domaines Paul Mas Silene Chardonnay AOP Limoux 2016, France (PS9.99, The Co-operative, in-store only) With a mythical label straight out of Ancient Greece, this wine takes its name from Silenus, who, according to legend, was a companion to the wine god Bacchus.
A partir da leitura da obra Os sete gatinhos, de Nelson Rodrigues (2004) fez-se uma reflexao acerca da composicao e construcao das relacoes estabelecidas pela familia Noronha, composta por 'Seu' Noronha, um homem religioso que acredita em crendices e supersticoes populares, sua esposa e cinco filhas; de carater que se mostra duvidoso no decorrer da obra, Noronha buscava um casamento para a filha cacula, Silene, para salvar os demais membros da familia da pobreza moral e material; e casado com dona Aracy, uma mulher educada e submissa, que faz desenhos obscenos nas paredes do banheiro para se libertar da opressao do marido.
The antimicrobial effect of some species of Silene has been studied in previous researchers[16-19].
A collaboration with famed architect Zaha Hadid named the Silene Collection, the range of jewelry unquestionably conveys passion and inspiration.
For a bit of extra sparkle, we're adding a few annuals grown in pots including love-lies-bleeding and a new blue silene called 'Blue Angel'.
Silene Fredricksz and husband Robert lost their son Bryce, 23, and his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers, 20, on the flight.
I love the delicate pink flowers of Silene dioica and ornamental grasses give flower beds a wilder feel, with some delicate irises planted among them.
britannicus (80%), Carex sempervirens (74%), Silene acaulis (71%) and Minuartia verna (67%).
Silene arabica and Vaccaria hispanica of the family Caryophyllaceae are reported for the first time from the United Arab Emirates.
Silene latifolia (white campion) is dioecious, with separate male and female individuals.