lychnis

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lych·nis

noun \ˈlik-nəs\

Definition of LYCHNIS

:  any of a genus (Lychnis) of north-temperate zone herbs of the pink family with terminal cymes of showy mostly red or white flowers having five or rarely four styles

Origin of LYCHNIS

New Latin, from Latin, a red flower, from Greek; akin to Greek lychnos lamp, Latin lux light — more at light
First Known Use: 1601

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