campion

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English[edit]

Red campion, Silene dioica
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Etymology[edit]

Probably related to champion. In classical times, the rose campion was fitted in garlands used to crown victors.

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Noun[edit]

campion ‎(plural campions)

  1. Some flowering plants of the genus Lychnis.
  2. Any flowering plant of the genus Silene.
    • 1878, Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Furl of fresh-leaved dogrose down
      Then over his turnèd temples—here—
      Was a rose, or, failing that,
      Rough-Robin or five-lipped campion clear
      For a beauty-bow to his hat

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