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car·na·tion1 / 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 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 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 2 clove-pink, Dianthus caryophyllus. XVI. In early use varying with coronation; of uncert. orig.

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carnation See DIANTHUS.