Definition of lychnis in English:

lychnis

Line breaks: lych|nis
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪknɪs
 
/

noun

A plant of a genus which includes the campions, ragged robin, and a number of cultivated ornamental flowers.
  • Genus Lychnis, family Caryophyllaceae
More example sentences
  • When summer-flowering perennials such as bellflowers, geraniums, lychnis, Shasta daisies, and spiderworts finish blooming and start to look tattered, cut back their stems to the rosette of new foliage.
  • Plants chosen for drought tolerance as well as color thrive here, including catmint (Nepeta ‘Blue Wonder’), ceanothus, lychnis, penstemon, purple coneflower, rockrose, rosemary, and star jasmine.
  • Conversely other plants, such as Petunia, Lychnis and Gazania, need light.

Origin

modern Latin, via Latin from Greek lukhnis, denoting a red flower, from lukhnos 'lamp'.

Definition of lychnis in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantēˈbeləm
adjective
occurring or existing before a particular war…