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silene

/ (saɪˈliːnɪ) /
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noun

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 CarophyllaceaeSee also campion

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Word Origin for silene

New Latin from Latin silenus viscaria
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