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Lycea
lycee
lyceum
Lyceums
Lych gate
lych-gate
Lyche
lychee
lychee nut
lychgate
Lychins chalcedonica
Lychins floscuculi
Lychnis alba
Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis dioica
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Lychnis Githago
Lychnis vespertina
Lychnobite
Lychnoscope
Lycia
Lycian
Lycine
Lycium
Lycium barbarum
Lycium carolinianum

lychnis definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone [syn: lychnis, catchfly]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a red flower, from Greek; akin to Greek lychnos lamp, Latin lux light more at light Date: 1601 any of a genus (Lychnis) of north-temperate zone herbs of the pink family with terminal cymes of showy mostly red or white flowers having five or rarely four styles

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any herbaceous plant of the genus Lychnis, including ragged robin. Etymology: L f. Gk lukhnis a red flower f. lukhnos lamp

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lychnis Lych"nis, n. [L., a kind of red flower, Gr. lychni`s; cf. ly`chnos a lamp.] (Bot.) A genus of Old World plants belonging to the Pink family (Caryophyllace[ae]). Most of the species have brilliantly colored flowers and cottony leaves, which may have anciently answered as wicks for lamps. The botanical name is in common use for the garden species. The corn cockle (Lychnis Githago) is a common weed in wheat fields.



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