Found 2 items, similar to china pink.
English → English
Definition: china pink
n : Chinese pink with deeply toothed rose-lilac flowers with a
purplish eye; usually raised as an annual [syn: rainbow pink
, Dianthus chinensis
English → English
Definition: China 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. A country in Eastern Asia.
2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for
porcelain. See Porcelain
(Bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant.
. See under Bean
, Same as Ramie
. See India ink
(Bot.), an anual or biennial species of
) having variously colored
single or double flowers; Indian pink.
(Med.), the rootstock of a species of Smilax
, from the East Indies; -- formerly much
esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used
for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga
(a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of
rose derived from the Rosa Indica
, and perhaps other
(b) A flowering hothouse plant (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis
of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China
and the east Indies.
, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or
Pride of China
, China tree
. (Bot.) See Azedarach