Definition of catchfly in English:



  • A campion or similar plant of the pink family, with a sticky stem.

    Silene, Lychnis, and other genera, family Caryophyllaceae

    • ‘A large number of wild flowers have been planted, including sticky catchfly, dropwort and meadow crane's bill and the trees include prunis, oak, rowan and lime.’
    • ‘On November 17, the Service proposed to list Spalding's catchfly as a threatened species.’
    • ‘A member of the carnation family, Spalding's catchfly is a long-lived perennial herb with small greenish-white flowers.’