bladder campion
noun Date: 1783 an Old World campion (Silene vulgaris syn. S. cucubalus) with an inflated calyx introduced into temperate North America

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  • Bladder campion — Campion Cam pi*on, n. [Prob. fr. L. campus field.] (Bot.) A plant of the Pink family ({Cucubalus bacciferus}), bearing berries regarded as poisonous. [1913 Webster] {Bladder campion}, a plant of the Pink family ({Cucubalus Behen} or {Silene… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bladder campion — n. a perennial plant (Silene cucubalus) of the pink family, with an inflated calyx …   English World dictionary

  • bladder campion — noun 1. perennial of Arctic Europe having large white flowers with inflated calyx • Syn: ↑Silene uniflora, ↑Silene vulgaris • Hypernyms: ↑silene, ↑campion, ↑catchfly 2. bluish green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening opening… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bladder campion — paprastoji naktižiedė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Silene vulgaris), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Silene vulgaris angl. bladder campion šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bladder campion — noun a white flowered campion with a swollen bladder like calyx behind the deeply cut petals. [Silene vulgaris.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bladder campion — a European campion, Silene vulgaris (or S. cucubalus), of the pink family, having white flowers with an inflated calyx. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • bladder campion — noun A perennial European herb, Silene vulgaris, having an inflated calyx …   Wiktionary

  • bladder campion — /blædə ˈkæmpiən/ (say bladuh kampeeuhn) noun a herb Silene cucubalus, native to Europe and Asia, characterised by an inflated greenish white calyx …   Australian English dictionary

  • Campion — Cam pi*on, n. [Prob. fr. L. campus field.] (Bot.) A plant of the Pink family ({Cucubalus bacciferus}), bearing berries regarded as poisonous. [1913 Webster] {Bladder campion}, a plant of the Pink family ({Cucubalus Behen} or {Silene inflata}),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • campion — /kam pee euhn/, n. any of several plants of the genera Lychnis and Silene, having white, pink, or reddish flowers. [1570 80; special use of campion, old var. ( < AF) of CHAMPION; cf. Gk (lychnis) stephanomatikós (lychnis) for making garlands,… …   Universalium

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