Definition of Dianthus

1. Noun. Carnations and pinks.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dianthus
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
Member holonyms: Garden Pink, Pink



Definition of Dianthus

1. n. A genus of plants containing some of the most popular of cultivated flowers, including the pink, carnation, and Sweet William.

Definition of Dianthus

1. Noun. (botany) A genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family ''Caryophyllaceae'', including carnations, pinks, and sweet william. ¹

2. Noun. Any plant, such as carnations and pinks, of the genus ''Dianthus'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dianthus

1. an ornamental herb [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Dianthus

1. A genus of plants containing some of the most popular of cultivated flowers, including the pink, carnation, and Sweet William. Origin: NL, fr. Gr, gen, Zeus + flower. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dianthus

diandries
diandrous
diandry
dianetic
dianhydride
dianhydrides
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dianion
dianions
dianisidine
dianium
dianodal
dianoetic
dianoetically
dianoialogy
dianthus
dianthuses
diaoyudaoite
diapase
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diapedeses

Literary usage of Dianthus

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1. Alpines and Bog-plants by Reginald John Farrer (1908)
"Dianthus integer seems to be very uncertain. ... Dianthus squarrosus and Dianthus svb- ... Where, exactly, Dianthus petraeus conies, ..."

2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1807)
"Dianthus deltoides. Maiden Pink. ... Dianthus deltoides. Lim. Sp. Pl . 588. Hudf. Fl. An. i84. ... That variety is the true Dianthus glaucus of ..."

3. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"Then there is the sweet-william of the gardens of earlier days, Dianthus barbatus, with deep crimson flowers, and a height of one to two feet. ..."

4. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed: In which the Most by John Sims (1805)
"Specific Character and Synonyms, Dianthus ... affinity with and appears to be intermediate between Dianthus collinus (Plant, rar. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"The author stated that Actinia dianthus, the Plumose Sea Anemone of Dalyell, was found on the shores of the Firth of Forth, generally on rocks which were ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"The author stated that Actinia dianthus, the Plumose Sea Anemone of Dalyell, was found on the shores of the Firth of Forth, generally on rocks which were ..."

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