lychnis

[lik-nis]

Origin of lychnis

1595–1605; < Latin < Greek lychnís red flower, akin to lýchnos lamp
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lychnis

noun
  1. any caryophyllaceous plant of the genus Lychnis, having red, pink, or white five-petalled flowersSee also ragged robin

Word Origin for lychnis

C17: New Latin, via Latin, from Greek lukhnis a red flower; related to lukhnos lamp
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