Definition of Genus silene

1. Noun. Large widely distributed genus of plants having mostly showy flowers of various colors: campion; catchfly.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Silene

genus Sertularia
genus Sesamum
genus Sesbania
genus Seseli
genus Setaria
genus Setophaga
genus Shigella
genus Shorea
genus Shortia
genus Sialia
genus Sialis
genus Sida
genus Sidalcea
genus Sideritis
genus Sigmodon
genus Silene
genus Sillago
genus Silphium
genus Silurus
genus Silvia
genus Silybum
genus Simarouba
genus Simulium
genus Sinanthropus
genus Sinapis
genus Sinningia
genus Sinornis
genus Siren
genus Sison
genus Sistrurus

Literary usage of Genus silene

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1904)
"... Boreali-Americana, published as a rather dubious member of the genus Silene, under the name S. Menziesii, were from the shores of Puget Sound. ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"These were a kind of pink, Melandrium album, and a plant from a closely related genus, Silene viscosa. The former is a dioecious form and Silene is ..."

3. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"genus silene (Catchfly Campion). 5. inflata (Bladder Campion); S. Virginica (Fire Pink Catchfly). Medical properties: Nervine, vermifuge (like Spigelia). ..."

4. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"... of the tenth class you will find the genus Silene, belonging to the same natural order with the Pink, and bearing a similar flower, but distinguishable, ..."

5. Familiar Lectures on Botany: Explaining the Structure, Classification, and by Lincoln Phelps (1854)
"We here find the genus SILENE, one species of which is called'the catch-fly; another, the nocturna, or night-blooming, is, " That Silent who decline¬ę The ..."

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