catchfly vs lychnis what difference

what is difference between catchfly and lychnis

English

Etymology

catch +‎ fly

Noun

catchfly (plural catchflies)

  1. Any of several unrelated plants that have sticky leaves on which flies become stuck; especially, the silenes or campions.

Derived terms

  • sticky catchfly

Anagrams

  • flycatch


English

Etymology

From the genus name.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪknɪs/

Noun

lychnis (plural lychnises)

  1. (botany) Any of the genus Lychnis of flowering plants.

Latin

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek λυχνίς (lukhnís, shining).

Noun

lychnis f (genitive lychnidis); third declension

  1. a kind of rose
  2. a kind of precious stone

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Etymology 2

Noun

lychnīs

  1. dative plural of lychnus
  2. ablative plural of lychnus

References

  • lychnis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lychnis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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