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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any plant of the genus Silene;
[syn: silene, campion, catchfly]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Silene \Si*le"ne\, n. [NL., fr. L. Silenus, the attendant of Bacchus.] (Bot.) A genus of caryophyllaceous plants, usually covered with a viscid secretion by which insects are caught; catchfly. [1913 Webster] Bon Sil[`e]ne. See Sil[`e]ne, in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

silene n 1: any plant of the genus Silene [syn: silene, campion, catchfly]