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bladder campion

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noun
  1. a European campion, Silene vulgaris (or S. cucubalus), of the pink family, having white flowers with an inflated calyx.
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Origin of bladder campion

First recorded in 1755–65
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  • Knap′bottle, the bladder-campion; Knap′per, one who breaks stones, esp.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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bladder campion

noun
  1. a European caryophyllaceous plant, Silene vulgaris, having white flowers with an inflated calyx
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