campion

noun
cam·​pi·​on | \ ˈkam-pē-ən How to pronounce campion (audio) \

Definition of campion

: any of various plants (genera Lychnis and Silene) of the pink family

Examples of campion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another combination is nonnative rose campion Lychnis coronaria with native butterfly weed for a striking combination of bright orange and fuchsia contrasting flowers. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 In Russia, scientists have regenerated reproductive tissue from unripe fruits of a narrow-leafed campion freeze-dried under the tundra for 32,000 years. New York Times, 2 Nov. 2021 The encroachment of subalpine ecosystems threatens species that have lived in formerly alpine habitats for thousands of years, including trees such as whitebark pine, flowers such as moss campion, and birds such as Clark’s nutcracker. Mara Johnson-groh, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Aug. 2020 What lives here grows low — lichen, moss campion in purple pillows and Arctic poppies whose dish-flowers track the sun. Christopher Solomon, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2019 Poppies, campion, daisies, ragged robin, and many other native wild flowers are now on display in the famous gardens. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, 16 July 2019 Under them is a dwarf purple osier willow that picks up the blue tones of annuals in a nearby pot and a Lychnis coronaria (commonly called rose campion), a self-seeding annual that gets intense hot pink flowers. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2019 Under them is a dwarf purple osier willow that picks up the blue tones of annuals in a nearby pot and a Lychnis coronaria (commonly called rose campion), a self-seeding annual that gets intense hot pink flowers. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2019 Finished the clock and happy to be using finally my campion seed pods. Tai Nash, House Beautiful, 11 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of campion

1576, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for campion

probably from obsolete campion (champion)

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16 May 2022

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“Campion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/campion. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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Campion biographical name

Cam·​pi·​on | \ ˈkam-pē-ən How to pronounce Campion (audio) \

Definition of Campion

Thomas 1567–1620 English poet and composer

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