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car·na·tion 1 / kärˈnāshən/ • n. a double-flowered cultivated variety of clove pink (Dianthus caryophyllus) with gray-green leaves and showy pink, white, or red flowers. ∎  a rosy pink color. car·na·tion2 • adj. of a rosy pink color: sage and carnation throw pillows. • n. a rosy pink color.

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carnation

carnation Slender-stemmed herbaceous plant native to Europe. It has narrow leaves, characteristic swollen stem joints, and produces several dense blooms with serrated (pinked) petals which range from white to yellow, pink and red. Family Caryophyllaceae; species Dianthus caryophyllus.

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carnation

carnation 1 rosy pink colour. XVI. — F. — It. carnagione — late L. carnātiō, -ōn- fleshiness, corpulence, f. carō, carn- flesh; see prec. and -ATION.

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carnation

carnation 2 clove-pink, Dianthus caryophyllus. XVI. In early use varying with coronation; of uncert. orig.

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carnation

carnation: see pink.

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carnation

carnation See DIANTHUS.

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