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Ca'mpion. n.s. [lychnis, Lat.] A plant.

The leaves are whole, and grow opposite by pairs upon the stalks; the cup of the flower is whole, and either tubulous or swelling; the flower consists of five leaves, which expand in form of a clove gilliflower, and are generally heartshaped; the ovary, which rises in the centre of the calyx, becomes a conical fruit, which is wrapt up in the flower cup, and has commonly one cell, filled with seeds, which are roundish, angular, and kidney-shaped. Miller.

Sources: Miller, Philip (58)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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