Definition of Genus dianthus

1. Noun. Carnations and pinks.

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dianthus

genus Deparia
genus Dermacentor
genus Dermatobia
genus Dermochelys
genus Derris
genus Descurainia
genus Desmanthus
genus Desmidium
genus Desmodium
genus Desmodus
genus Desmograthus
genus Deutzia
genus Diacalpa
genus Diadophis
genus Dialeurodes
genus Dianthus
genus Diapensia
genus Diapheromera
genus Dicamptodon
genus Dicentra
genus Diceros
genus Dichondra
genus Dicranopteris
genus Dicranum
genus Dicrostonyx
genus Dictamnus
genus Dictostylium
genus Dictyophera
genus Didelphis

Literary usage of Genus dianthus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"This order contains numerous handsome plants, but none more universally cultivated than the Pink and Carnation, both belonging to the genus Dianthus, ..."

2. The Horticultural Register by Sir Joseph Paxton, Joseph Harrison (1834)
"CULTURE OF THE genus dianthus. ALMOST all the species of this genus are held in great estimation, some for their peculiar beauty, and others for the ..."

3. An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Words are by David Booth (1836)
"The Botanical genus DIANTHUS (a Greek compound signifying Jove's ... Other flowers besides those of the genus Dianthus have the general name of PINKS, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... of the United States, which is 'bitter, anthelmintic, toxic, dilates the pupil, etc. PINKS, a genus (Dianthus) of mostly perennial herbs of the order ..."

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