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Meaning of scarlet lychnis

scar'let lych'nis

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a plant, Lychnis chalcedonica, of the pink family, having scarlet or sometimes white flowers, the arrangement and shape of the petals resembling a Maltese cross. Also called
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