• WordNet 3.6
    • n campion any plant of the genus Silene
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Campion (Bot) A plant of the Pink family (Cucubalus bacciferus), bearing berries regarded as poisonous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n campion The popular name of certain plants belonging to the genera Lychnis and Silene (which see). Bladder-campion is Silene inflata; sea-campion, S. maritima; moss-campion, S. acaulis; starry campion, S. stellata; red alpine campion, Lychnis alpina; rose-campion, L. (or Agrostemma) coronaria and L. Flos-Jovis; red campion, L. diurna; white campion, L. vespertina; corn-campion, L. Githago; and meadow-campion, L. Flos-cuculi.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Campion kam′pi-un the common name of plants belonging to the genera Lychnis and Silene.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. L. campus, field
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. from L. campus, a field.


In literature:

Campion expressly speaks of the Irish wolf-dog as a 'greyhound of great bone and limb.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
Canon Hannah makes no mention of Campion's claim.
"Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age" by Various
Thus it may be fairly inferred that Henri de Campion wrote strictly under the inspiration of his conscience.
"Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
The thrift, sea lavender, rocket, sea campion, and maritime spurge did not descend so low as this.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
In Campion especially the lyrical quality is extraordinary.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
If your mother comes in, will you tell her about Miss Campion.
"Wee Wifie" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Moss-campion Purple, white White Mountains.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
We give a spirited sketch of the Ipswich ducking-stool, from the pencil of Campion, a local artist.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
Old Mr. Dalton was not fond of Angleford, however, and the Campions did not see much of him and his nephew.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
She sat and gazed at you, so devoutly, while you talked to Mr. Drew and Lady Campion.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick

In poetry:

With weights of tears the bluebell broke,
The tall white campion wept in sleeping,
And all the humming honey-folk
A fast were keeping.
"A Rainy Day" by Mary Webb
The campion bladders the children burst,
The bramble that clutches and won't take nay,
And the pensive delicate foxgloves nursed
In woods that curtain from glare of day.
"A Country Nosegay" by Alfred Austin
The campion comes to take our place,
And you will not miss us in brake or chase,
Now the fragile frond of the fern uncurls,
And the hawthorns necklace themselves with pearls.
"The Passing Of The Primroses" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Filmmaker Jane Campion often finds a way to create moments of haunting beauty within her films, although in some cases the parts are greater than the whole.
Bright Star a film written and directed by Jane Campion.
The Jane Campion film Bright Star, about the love that John Keats and Fanny Brawne had for one another (more particularly about the love that she had for him), does indeed exercise its imagination.
Jane Campion's literary heartbreaker a brilliant opening for FirstLight.
Jane Campion's Ode To Keats ' Romantic Love.
Bright Star, the latest film by Oscar-winning director Jane Campion, chronicles the intense and tragic love story of British Romantic poet John Keats and 18-year-old Fanny Brawne.
The Piano a film directed by Jane Campion, produced by Jane Campion Miramax Films.
The Piano screenplay of the film by Jane Campion Miramax/Hyperion, 153 pp.
There are some points at which it is possible to enlarge on Sarah Kerr's review of Jane Campion's The Piano.
PEO Reciprocity Bureau President Lucretia Knutson joins scholarship recipients Carrie Brubaker, Heather Campion Payne and Holly Hodges at the group s Founder s Day luncheon.
Katie Pride and Who Is Your Daddy are named World Campions in the stake race at the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show.
Two days after the election and Shannon Campion was at her office still working.
Skype Q&A with director Jane Campion.
New digital restoration supervised by director Jane Campion.
Shopping With Campion Platt .