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campion

[kam-pee-uh n] /ˈkæm pi ən/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genera Lychnis and Silene, having white, pink, or reddish flowers.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; special use of campion, old variant (< Anglo-French) of champion; compare Greek (lychnis) stephanōmatikós (lychnis) for making garlands, with which the winners of games were crowned

Campion

[kam-pee-uh n] /ˈkæm pi ən/
noun
1.
Thomas, 1567–1620, English songwriter and poet.
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campion

/ˈkæmpɪən/
noun
1.
any of various caryophyllaceous plants of the genera Silene and Lychnis, having red, pink, or white flowers See also bladder campion
Word Origin
C16: probably from campion, obsolete variant of champion, perhaps so called because originally applied to Lychnis coronaria, the leaves of which were used to crown athletic champions

Campion

/ˈkæmpɪən/
noun
1.
Saint Edmund. 1540–81, English Jesuit martyr. He joined the Jesuits in 1573 and returned to England (1580) as a missionary. He was charged with treason and hanged
2.
Jane. born 1954, New Zealand film director and screenwriter: her films include An Angel at My Table (1990), The Piano (1993), Holy Smoke (1999), In the Cut (2003), and Bright Star (2009)
3.
Thomas. 1567–1620, English poet and musician, noted particularly for his songs for the lute
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