Thomas cam pion


Thomas, 1567–1620, English songwriter and poet. Unabridged
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campion (ˈkæmpɪən)
See also bladder campion any of various caryophyllaceous plants of the genera Silene and Lychnis, having red, pink, or white flowers
[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)
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), and In the Cut (2003)
3.  Thomas. 1567--1620, English poet and musician, noted particularly for his songs for the lute

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