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Definition of "campion" [cam•pi•on]

  • Any of several plants of the genera Lychnis and Silene native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and having variously colored flowers with notched or fringed petals. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "campion" in a sentence
  • "I used the red-flowered or day-campion, which is a perennial herb, and a smooth variety of the white evening-campion, which flowers as a rule in the first summer."
  • "It possesses more fascination than the similar but staid red campion."
  • "Waist-high colonies of red campion alternate with leggy stalks of buttercup and bright eaves of flowering honeysuckle; dog roses sprinkle their pink, aromatic ladders from high hedge-tops."