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.

Exact synonyms: Carnation, Clove Pink, Gillyflower
Generic synonyms: Garden Pink, Pink
Derivative terms: Carnation



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dianthus Caryophyllus

Dian Cecht
Diana
Diana complex
Diana monkey
Diana monkeys
Dianamania
Diane
Diane de Poitiers
Dianetics
Diangus gratianopolitanus
Diann
Dianna
Dianne
Dianthus
Dianthus barbatus
Dianthus caryophyllus (current term)
Dianthus chinensis
Dianthus chinensis heddewigii
Dianthus deltoides
Dianthus latifolius
Dianthus plumarius
Dianthus supurbus
Diapensiaceae
Diapensiales
Diapheromera femorata
Diapsida
Diaptomus
Dias
Diaspididae
Diaspora

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 ..."

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