Clove gillyflower


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(Bot.) any fragrant self-colored carnation.
the clove pink.

See also: Clove, Gillyflower

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Conserves made from flowers such as violets were very popular: as Gerard described in his Herball of 1597, the conserve made from clove gillyflowers (pinks) and sugar 'wonderfully above measure doth comfort the heart'.