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catchfly Syllabification: catch·fly
Pronunciation: /ˈkaCHˌflī/ /ˈkeCH-/

Definition of catchfly in English:

noun (plural catchflies)

A campion or similar plant of the pink family, with a sticky stem.
  • Silene, Lychnis, and other genera, family Caryophyllaceae
Example sentences
  • A large number of wild flowers have been planted, including sticky catchfly, dropwort and meadow crane's bill and the trees include prunis, oak, rowan and lime.
  • A member of the carnation family, Spalding's catchfly is a long-lived perennial herb with small greenish-white flowers.
  • On November 17, the Service proposed to list Spalding's catchfly as a threatened species.

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