Definition of Dianthus caryophyllus
1. Noun. Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors.
Generic synonyms: Garden Pink, Pink
Derivative terms: Carnation
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Literary usage of Dianthus caryophyllus
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1. The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin (1877)
"24? ,, ,, 86 ground, about Dianthus caryophyllus—2nd gen-1 2 16'75 2 9'75 ,, ,, 58 eration, ... Dianthus caryophyllus—offspring from plants of the 3rd ..."
2. Flora historica: or, The three seasons of the British parterre historically by Henry Phillips (1829)
"Dianthus caryophyllus. Let yon admired Carnation own, Not all was meant for raiment, or for food, Not all for needful use alone; There while the seeds of ..."
3. Curtis's Botanical Magazine Or Flower-garden Displayedby William Curtis, John Sims by William Curtis, John Sims (1803)
"DiANTHUS CARYOPHYLLUS (y.) IMBRICATUS. WHEAT-EAR CARNATION. Oafs and Order. ... DIANTHUS Caryophyllus ¡ floribus ..."