What is another word for lychnis?

Pronunciation: [lˈɪt͡ʃniz] (IPA)

Lychnis is a genus of flowering plants that belongs to the family Caryophyllaceae. It comprises around 30 species, commonly known as catchflies or campions. The most popular species of this genus include Lychnis flos-cuculi or ragged robin, and Lychnis chalcedonica or Maltese cross. There are several synonyms of Lychnis such as Vischeria, Amalthea, Dianthus, Petrocoptis, Silene, Nettia, and Viscaria. The name Lychnis is derived from the Greek word "lychnos" that means lamp or light, referring to the bright red flowers of the plant that can illuminate in the dark. The plants of the Lychnis genus are mostly perennials, and they are popular amongst gardeners for their striking colors and easy maintenance.

Synonyms for Lychnis:

  • n.

    • catchfly
    • .
  • Other relevant words:

    Other relevant words (noun):

What are the hypernyms for Lychnis?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Lychnis?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for lychnis (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Lychnis?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Lychnis

Carnations and scarlet lychnis, and many-headed sun flowers and the like, were bright in the morning sunshine, for all seemed to have been well tended; but, all at once, he came upon a terrible tell-tale bit of evidence of the last night's work upon the red bricks that formed the path-one that made him scrape off a little mould from the bed with his foot, and spread it over the ugly patch.
"The Star-Gazers"
George Manville Fenn
The grass is long and yet sparse; here and there a few flowers cling, hardy geraniums, lychnis, and the like, but they seem strangely out of place.
"Melody The Story of a Child"
Laura E. Richards
Beds of poppies, hollyhocks, scarlet lychnis, and the most flaming flowers, border the edge of the walks, which extend till the perspective meets, and swarm with ladies and gentlemen in parti- coloured raiment.
"Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents"
William Beckford

Related words: Gaultheria procumbens, Lychnis coronaria, rosy pink flower, pink flower, pink flowers, pink flowers in my garden

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