lychnis

lychnis

[lik-nis]
noun
any showy-flowered plant belonging to the genus Lychnis, of the pink family.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin < Greek lychnís red flower, akin to lýchnos lamp

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lychnis (ˈlɪknɪs)
 
n
See also ragged robin any caryophyllaceous plant of the genus Lychnis, having red, pink, or white five-petalled flowers
 
[C17: New Latin, via Latin, from Greek lukhnis a red flower; related to lukhnos lamp]

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