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lychnis

[lik-nis] /ˈlɪk nɪs/
noun
1.
any showy-flowered plant belonging to the genus Lychnis, of the pink family.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin < Greek lychnís red flower, akin to lýchnos lamp
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lychnis

/ˈlɪknɪs/
noun
1.
any caryophyllaceous plant of the genus Lychnis, having red, pink, or white five-petalled flowers See also ragged robin
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, via Latin, from Greek lukhnis a red flower; related to lukhnos lamp
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