Found 2 items, similar to Dianthus Caryophyllus.
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Definition: Dianthus caryophyllus
n : Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually
double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and
many colors [syn: carnation
, clove pink
English → English
Definition: Dianthus Caryophyllus
, n. [OE. gilofre, gilofer, clove,
OF. girofre, girofle, F. girofle: cf. F. girofl['e]e
gillyflower, fr. girofle, Gr. ? clove tree; ? nut + ? leaf,
akin to E. foliage. Cf. Caryophyllus
[Written also gilliflower
1. A name given by old writers to the clove pink (Dianthus Caryophyllus
) but now to the common stock (Matthiola incana
), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant
blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white.
2. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red
color, and having a large core.
, the clove pink.
, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi
, or Winter gillyflower
, the thrift (Armeria vulgaris
, the wallflower (Cheiranthus Cheiri
, the water violet.
, 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. [F. carnation the flesh tints in a
painting, It carnagione, fr. L. carnatio fleshiness, fr.
caro, carnis, flesh. See Carnal
1. The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.
Her complexion of the delicate carnation. --Ld.
2. pl. (Paint.) Those parts of a picture in which the human
body or any part of it is represented in full color; the
The flesh tints in painting are termed carnations.
3. (Bot.) A species of Dianthus
or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors,
esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.