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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Caryophyllaceae — the campions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of caryophyllaceous plants, usually covered with a viscid secretion by which insects are caught; catchfly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous plants, of the order Caryophyllaceæ, type of the tribe Sileneæ.
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- n. any plant of the genus Silene
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