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rose campion

noun
  1. a plant, Lychnis coronaria, of the pink family, having reddish purple flowers, and leaves covered with whitish down.
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Origin of rose campion

First recorded in 1520–30
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British Dictionary definitions for rose campion

rose campion

noun
  1. a European caryophyllaceous plant, Lychnis coronaria, widely cultivated for its pink flowers. Its stems and leaves are covered with white woolly downAlso called: dusty miller
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