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Campion

[kam-pee-uh n] /ˈkæm pi ən/
noun
1.
Thomas, 1567–1620, English songwriter and poet.
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  • thomas campion, the poet and composer, was born in Dublin in 1567, but spent nearly all his life in England.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  • thomas campion was a physician, poet, and musician in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and an authority on music.

    The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
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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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