Found 2 items, similar to Maiden pink.
English → English
Definition: maiden pink
n : low-growing loosely mat-forming Eurasian pink with single
crimson-eyed pale pink flowers [syn: Dianthus deltoides
English → English
Definition: Maiden 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
1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to,
or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence.
“Amid the maiden throng.”
Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? --Shak.
2. Never having been married; not having had sexual
intercourse; virgin; -- said usually of the woman, but
sometimes of the man; as, a maiden aunt. “A surprising
old maiden lady.”
3. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.
Full bravely hast thou fleshed
Thy maiden sword. --Shak.
4. Used of a fortress, signifying that it has never been
captured, or violated. -- T. Warton. Macaulay.
(Eng. Law), an assize which there is no
criminal prosecution; an assize which is unpolluted with
blood. It was usual, at such an assize, for the sheriff to
present the judge with a pair of white gloves. --Smart.
, the surname of a woman before her marriage.
. (Bot.) See under Pink
(Bot.), a West Indian tree (Comocladia integrifolia
) with purplish drupes. The sap of the tree
is glutinous, and gives a persistent black stain.
, the first speech made by a person, esp. by a
new member in a public body.
, the tower most capable of resisting an enemy.
the first regular service voyage of a ship.