carnation


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Related to carnation: Dianthus caryophyllus

car·na·tion

 (kär-nā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Any of numerous cultivated forms of a perennial plant (Dianthus caryophyllus) having showy, variously colored, usually double, often fragrant flowers with fringed petals.
b. A flower of this plant. Also called clove pink.
2. A pinkish tint once used in painting.

[From obsolete French, flesh-colored, from Old French (from Old Italian carnagione, skin, complexion, from carne, flesh) or from Late Latin carnātiō, carnātiōn-, flesh, both from Latin carō, carn-; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

carnation

(kɑːˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: clove pink 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. (Plants) the flower of this plant
3. (Colours)
a. a pink or reddish-pink colour
b. (as adjective): a carnation dress.
4. (Art Terms) (often plural) a flesh tint in painting
[C16: from French: flesh colour, from Late Latin carnātiō fleshiness, from Latin carō flesh]

car•na•tion

(kɑrˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. any of numerous cultivated varieties of the clove pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, having long-stalked fragrant usu. double flowers in many colors.
2. pink; light red.
3. Obs. the color of flesh.
[1525–35; < Late Latin carnātiō corpulence < Latin carn- flesh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carnation - Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowerscarnation - Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors
garden pink, pink - any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
2.carnation - a pink or reddish-pink color
pink - a light shade of red
Adj.1.carnation - pink or pinkish
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
karafiát
nellike
neilikka
karanfil
カーネーション
카네이션
nejlika
ดอกคาร์เนชั่น
cây cẩm chướng

carnation

[kɑːˈneɪʃən] Nclavel m

carnation

[kɑːrˈneɪʃən] nœillet m

carnation

nNelke f

carnation

[kɑːˈneɪʃn] ngarofano

carnation

قَرَنْفُل karafiát nellike Nelke γαρύφαλλο clavel neilikka œillet karanfil garofano カーネーション 카네이션 anjer nellik goździk cravo гвоздика nejlika ดอกคาร์เนชั่น karanfil cây cẩm chướng 康乃馨
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The colors that show best by candle-light are white, carnation, and a kind of sea-water-green; and oes, or spangs, as they are of no great cost, so they are of most glory.
But roses only bloom in summer; whereas the fine carnation of their cheeks is perennial as sunlight in the seventh heavens.
Her countenance, a natural carnation slightly embrowned by the season, had deepened its tinge with the beating of the rain-drops; and her hair, which the pressure of the cows' flanks had, as usual, caused to tumble down from its fastenings and stray beyond the curtain of her calico bonnet, was made clammy by the moisture, till it hardly was better than seaweed.
Da Souza was gorgeous in frock coat and silk hat, a carnation in his buttonhole, a diamond in his black satin tie, yet he was not altogether happy.
The white stairs, the deep crimson of the carpet, and the light blue of the dress made an effective combination of colour to set off the delicate carnation of that face, which, after the first glance given to the whole person, drew irresistibly your gaze to itself by an indefinable quality of charm beyond all analysis and made you think of remote races, of strange generations, of the faces of women sculptured on immemorial monuments and of those lying unsung in their tombs.
A nod to Miss Judson sent her to open the door, and entered two policemen, a police sergeant, and a professionally whiskered person in a business suit with a carnation in his button-hole.
Her glance quailed not, her cheek blanched not, for the fear of a fate so instant and so horrible; on the contrary, the thought that she had her fate at her command, and could escape at will from infamy to death, gave a yet deeper colour of carnation to her complexion, and a yet more brilliant fire to her eye.
Sometimes they wore necklaces of small carnation flowers, strung like rubies upon a fibre of tappa, or displayed in their ears a single white bud, the stem thrust backward through the aperture, and showing in front the delicate petals folded together in a beautiful sphere, and looking like a drop of the purest pearl.
Beaufort's having sent her wonderful orchids, and cousin Henry van der Luyden a whole hamper of carnations from Skuytercliff.
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
The roof was all of crimson roses, the windows of lilies, the walls of white carnations, the floors of glowing auriculas and violets, the doors of gorgeous tulips and narcissi with sunflowers for knockers, and all round hyacinths and other sweet-smelling flowers bloomed in masses, so that the air was perfumed far and near and enchanted all who were present.