any of various flowering plants (genera Lychnis and Silene) of the pink family, with white, red, or pink flowers
Origin of campionprobably use of obsolete campion from OFr, literally , champion (because used for garlands)
1567-1620; Eng. poet & composer of songs
Any of several plants of the genera Lychnis and Silene native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and having variously colored flowers with notched or fringed petals.
Origin of campionEarly Modern English campion perhaps from Middle English campion champion ( the flowers being so called because victor's chaplets were woven from them ) from Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin campiō, campiōn- ; see champion.