campion

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See also: Campion and campión

English[edit]

Red campion, Silene dioica
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Etymology[edit]

Likely from Middle English campion, a variant of champioun; see 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.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian campione, from Medieval Latin or Late Latin campio, campionem, from Frankish *kampijō (or a Lombardic equivalent) from Proto-Germanic *kampijô, based on Latin campus (level ground); cf. also French champion.

Noun[edit]

campion m (plural campioni, feminine equivalent campioană)

  1. champion

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