Definition of Silene

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Silene.

Definition of Silene

1. n. A genus of caryophyllaceous plants, usually covered with a viscid secretion by which insects are caught; catchfly.

Definition of Silene

1. Noun. (chemistry) a molecule containing a silicon atom which forms a double bond ¹

2. Noun. (organic chemistry) an organosilene, a molecule containing a silicon atom doubly bonded to a carbon atom ¹

3. Noun. (inorganic chemistry) a silicon analog of alkenes containing at least one silicon-silicon double bond. ¹

4. Noun. (botany) Any of several plants of the genus ''Silene'' - the campions ¹

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Definition of Silene

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Silene

1. A genus of caryophyllaceous plants, usually covered with a viscid secretion by which insects are caught; catchfly. Bon Silene. See Silene, in the Vocabulary. Origin: NL, fr. L. Silenus, the attendant of Bacchus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silene

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silence is golden
silene (current term)
silent alarm
silent alarms
silent allele
silent area
silent auction
silent auctions
silent barter
silent butler
silent disco
silent electrode

Literary usage of Silene

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

1. List of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta Growing Without Cultivation in by Botanical Club (1894)
"silene Caroliniana Walt. Fl. Car. 142 (1788). silene Pennsylvanica Michx. ... silene dichotoma Ehrh. Beitr. 7 : 143 (1792). silene racemosa Otth in DC Prodr ..."

2. 3-D Deterministic Radiation Transport Computer Programs: Features by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (1997)
"silene provides data for APOLLO-2 input format as well as for some other ... silene is designed with great care for user-friendliness and simplicity of use. ..."

3. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1815)
silene REGIA. SPLENDID CATCH-FLY. daß and Order. ... The silene regia, though nearly related to virginica, muft, we apprehend, ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Fig. 3617. Annual, crisp-pubescent: sts. 6-10 in. high, decumbent at base, dicho- 3616. silene Armeria. ..."

5. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of William Baxter by William Baxter (1835)
"Cheshire ! On the banks of the river, half a mile below Chester: Dr. RICHARDSON, in Ray's Syn.—Surrey ; In a corn-field at Weybridge, with silene ..."

6. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"silene nii'ea Otth in DC. Prodr. i: 377. 1824. Perennial, ascending or erect, rather weak, simple, or divergently branched above, minutely puberulent or ..."

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