Found 2 items, similar to Clove pink.
English → English
Definition: clove pink
n : Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually
double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and
many colors [syn: carnation
, Dianthus caryophyllus
English → English
Definition: Clove pink
, n. [Perh. akin to pick; as if the edges of the
petals were picked out. Cf. Pink
, v. t.]
1. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of the
caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus
, and to their flowers,
which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in
cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial
herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome
five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx.
2. A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red
with more or less white; -- so called from the common
color of the flower. --Dryden.
3. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection
of something. “The very pink of courtesy.”
4. (Zo["o]l.) The European minnow; -- so called from the
color of its abdomen in summer. [Prov. Eng.]
is Dianthus barbatus
, or Indian pink
. See under China
is Dianthus Caryophyllus
, the stock from which
carnations are derived.
. See Pheasant's eye
is applied to Dianthus deltoides
; also, to
the ragged robin.
, Dianthus deltoides
. See under Moss
, the pin grass; -- so called from the long,
tapering points of the carpels. See Alfilaria
. See Thrift
, n. [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a
clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to
clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its
resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit.
herb-nail or spice-nail. Cf. Cloy
A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of
the clove tree (Eugenia aromatica
syn. Caryophullus aromatica
), a native of the Molucca Isles.
. (Chem.) See Eugenin
, Clove pink
(Bot.), any fragrant