Definition of Red campion

1. Noun. Biennial European catchfly having red or pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis.

Exact synonyms: Lychnis Dioica, Red Bird's Eye, Silene Dioica
Group relationships: Genus Silene
Generic synonyms: Campion, Catchfly, Silene



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Campion

red birch
red bird's eye
red blood cell
red blood cell cast
red blood cell count
red blood cell indices
red blood cells
red bone marrow
red brick universities
red brick university
red bryony
red buckeye
red cabbage
red cabbages
red campion (current term)
red cap
red car
red card
red cards
red carpet
red carpet(a)
red cedar
red cell
red cell adherence phenomenon
red cell adherence test
red cell cast
red cent
red cents
red chip

Literary usage of Red campion

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1. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"Corn Cockle; Corn Rose; Corn or red campion; Crown- of-the-Field Agrostemma Githago Flowers—Magenta or bright purplish crimson, 1 to 3 in. broad, ..."

2. Phyto-theology: Or, Botanical Sketches, Intended to Illustrate the Works of by John Hutton Balfour (1851)
"Seed of red campion (Lychnis), cut vertically, showing the embryo curved round the store of nourishment, which is in the centre. ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"WILMSLOW. RED ROCKET, s. the lilac variety of Hesperis matronalis. Common in gardens. RED SOLDIER, s. the red campion, Lycknis diurna. DELAMERE. ..."

4. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester by Robert Holland (1886)
"RED JACK, s. the red campion, Lychnis diurna. ROSTHERNE. RED KNEES, s. the plant Polygonum Persicaria. RED LB (W. CHES.). RED LINNET, s. the goldfinch. ..."

5. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1807)
"The red campion is common under hedges and in other shady and rather moist places, flowering copiously in the spring, and occasionally, when it has been ..."

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