Definition of Carnation

1. Noun. Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors.

Exact synonyms: Clove Pink, Dianthus Caryophyllus, Gillyflower
Generic synonyms: Garden Pink, Pink

2. Adjective. Pink or pinkish.
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. A pink or reddish-pink color.
Generic synonyms: Pink

Definition of Carnation

1. n. The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.

Definition of Carnation

1. Noun. (qualifier botany) A type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers. ¹

2. Noun. The type of flower they bear, originally flesh-coloured, but since hybridizing found in a variety of colours. ¹

3. Noun. A rosy pink colour ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) The pinkish colors used in art to render human face and flesh ¹

5. Noun. Sometimes, a scarlet colour. ¹

6. Adjective. Of a rosy pink or red colour, like human flesh. ¹

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Definition of Carnation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carnation

carnation family
carnauba palm
carnauba wax
carneous degeneration
carneous mole

Literary usage of Carnation

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1. Report by American Genetic Association (1907)
"As the carnation is a plant which has been under cultivation for centuries, ... The original carnation, as we are told, was a small single flower of a flesh ..."

2. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"The fungus causing carnation rust was recognized in Europe more than a century ago, ... It has long been recognized as a common disease of the carnation ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Through the rapid strides in its development, after being introduced in this country, the carnation established itself as one of the leading flowers for ..."

4. Gardening (1905)
"Craig.. ..130 Carnation rust, The 65 Carnations:— —Care of newly benched.. 6 —Chicken manure for 283 —Disease of 58 —Dry leaves on 122 —In cold frame 106 ..."

5. The Survival of the Unlike: A Collection of Evolution Essays Suggested by by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1896)
"THE PROGRESS OF THE Carnation. I. Some Types and Tendencies in the Carnation.1 THE carnation is wild in the Mediterranean region, where it is a perennial ..."

6. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1853)
"ART. IV. The Cultivation of the Carnation and Picotee. OUR gardens cannot boast of a more beautiful flower than the carnation ..."

7. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"Carnation, LILY, IRIS, AND THE NOBLER SUMMER FLOWERS. THE flowers of our own latitudes, when they are beautiful, are entitled to the first place in our ..."

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