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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Examples from the Web for bladder campion
Knap′bottle, the bladder-campion; Knap′per, one who breaks stones, esp.
British Dictionary definitions for bladder campion
a European caryophyllaceous plant, Silene vulgaris, having white flowers with an inflated calyx
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