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Definition: Meadow 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
Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow;
produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. “Fat meadow
Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see
the particular word in the Vocabulary.
. (Bot.) Same as Deergrass
(Bot.), a valuable pasture grass
) resembling timothy, but with
, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in
uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or
bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]
(a) The American bittern. See Stake-driver
(b) The American coot (Fulica
(c) The clapper rail.
(Zo["o]l.), any mouse of the genus Arvicola
as the common American species Arvicola riparia
called also field mouse
, and field vole
(Zo["o]l.), an American ribbed mussel
), very abundant in salt marshes.
(Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.
. (Bot.) See under Parsnip
. (Bot.) See under Pink
(Zo["o]l.), a small singing bird of the genus
, as Anthus pratensis
, of Europe.
(Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus
, having compound leaves and numerous white
flowers. There are many species.
. (Bot.) See under Saffron
. (Bot.) See under Sage
(Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe
), somewhat resembling fennel.
(Zo["o]l.), the common or jack snipe.