from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any plant of the genus Lychnis.


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  • If the oil were very pure, the wick burned evenly, leaving no charred end; but if the oil were impure, the wick turned red-hot and formed a glowing tip called the "lamp-flower."

    Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated From the Chinese

  • Under the stars and sweeping night winds, what a lamp-flower it must bloom; a strange, glittering night-flower, odour-yielding, insect-drawing, insect-infested rose of pleasure.

    Sister Carrie


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