campion

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

Definition of campion

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Campion

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

Definition of Campion (Entry 2 of 2)

Thomas 1567–1620 English poet and composer

Examples of campion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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, "Because of Climate Change, Canada’s Rocky Mountain Forests Are on the Move," 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, "Exploring a Timeless Wilderness, Before the Drilling Begins," 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, "12 Little-Known Facts About The Royal Residence of Kensington Palace," 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, "Minutes from downtown, a garden wonderland — and you can see it in July," 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, "Minutes from downtown, a garden wonderland — and you can see it in July," 20 June 2019 Finished the clock and happy to be using finally my campion seed pods. Tai Nash, House Beautiful, "Botanical Embroidery is Going to Become Your New Favorite Hobby," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of campion

Noun

1576, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for campion

Noun

probably from obsolete campion (champion)

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“Campion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/campion. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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