carnation


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Related to carnation: Dianthus caryophyllus

carnation:

see pinkpink,
common name for some members of the Caryophyllaceae, a family of small herbs found chiefly in north temperate zones (especially the Mediterranean area) but with several genera indigenous to south temperate zones and high altitudes of tropical mountains.
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carnation

Surprisingly sweet flower petals can be used in desserts. Cut them away from the bitter white base of the flower. Dianthus are like tiny carnations with a light clove-like or nutmeg scent. Use petals to add color and sweet taste to dishes and salads.

carnation

of Egypt and Spain. [Flower Symbolism: WB, 7: 264]

carnation

1. a Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Dianthus caryophyllus, cultivated in many varieties for its white, pink, or red flowers, which have a fragrant scent of cloves.
2. the flower of this plant
3. 
a. a pink or reddish-pink colour
b. (as adjective): a carnation dress
4. a flesh tint in painting
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Their door would have to yield to the pressure when a mountain of carnations should be piled up against it.
Beaufort's having sent her wonderful orchids, and cousin Henry van der Luyden a whole hamper of carnations from Skuytercliff.
I had sent her a few carnations from Skuytercliff, and I was astonished.
They wandered in and out of glass-houses, saw lilies swimming in tanks, breathed in the scent of thousands of carnations, and compared their respective tastes in the matter of trees and lakes.
Here you see tin camelias, tin marigolds, tin carnations, tin poppies and tin hollyhocks growing as naturally as if they were real.
who, being expelled from Lisbon, had retired to the island of Terceira, where he amused himself, not, like the great Conde, with watering his carnations, but with growing tulips -- had, on seeing the Boxtel tulip, exclaimed, "Not so bad, by any means
When Prissy Andrews, attired in a new pink-silk waist with a string of pearls about her smooth white throat and real carnations in her hair--rumor whispered that the master had sent all the way to town for them for her--"climbed the slimy ladder, dark without one ray of light," Anne shivered in luxurious sympathy; when the choir sang "Far Above the Gentle Daisies" Anne gazed at the ceiling as if it were frescoed with angels; when Sam Sloane proceeded to explain and illustrate "How Sockery Set a Hen" Anne laughed until people sitting near her laughed too, more out of sympathy with her than with amusement at a selection that was rather threadbare even in Avonlea; and when Mr.
She told many a good story about Miss Crawley's illness in after days--stories which made the lady blush through her artificial carnations.
CARNATION FOOTCARE SOOTHING FOOT GEL AND PEDIROLLER, PS19.
Dave Hughes, 75, from Maghull, has been overwhelmed by the response to his Wear a Red Carnation Hillsborough Awareness Campaign, which won the backing of thousands of race-goers during the Grand National.
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The walkway will provide a much needed separated pedestrian facility to create a safer location for children walking to Carnation Elementary School.