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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any plant of the genus Silene


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