white campion


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n white campion bluish-green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening-opening white flowers with much-inflated calyx; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White campion (Bot) A kind of catchfly (Silene stellata) with white flowers.
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In literature:

I have heard of cases of white men having been roasted alive, one case being that of the two miners, Campion and King.
"Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines" by H. Wilfrid Walker
Red centaury and yellow bed-straw and white bladder campion flourish.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Moss-campion Purple, white White Mountains.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
This slope was gay with sea-pinks and fragrant with white sea-campion.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
It blooms all summer, and although it is really a smaller plant than the Common White Campion, the flowers are larger.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith

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