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silene

/saɪˈliːnɪ/
noun
1.
any plant of the large perennial genus Silene, with mostly red or pink flowers; many, esp S. or Agrostemma coeli-rosa, are grown as garden plants: family Carophyllaceae See also campion
Word Origin
New Latin from Latin silenus viscaria
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