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pink family

n.
A large family of chiefly herbaceous plants, the Caryophyllaceae, characterized by opposite simple leaves, swollen stem nodes, and usually five petals that are sometimes notched, and including the carnations, chickweeds, and pinks.

pink′ fam`ily


n.
a plant family, Caryophyllaceae, of nonwoody plants with opposite leaves, usu. swollen-jointed stems, and flowers with notched petals.
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Noun1.pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
caryophylloid dicot family - family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order Caryophyllales, order-Chenopodiales - corresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae
caryophyllaceous plant - a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae
Agrostemma, genus Agrostemma - a caryophylloid dicot genus including corn cockles
Cerastium, genus Cerastium - mouse-eared chickweed
Dianthus, genus Dianthus - carnations and pinks
genus Drypis - one species
genus Gypsophila, Gypsophila - Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowers
genus Hernaria, Hernaria - low-growing Old World herbs with minute bright green leaves
genus Illecebrum, Illecebrum - one species: coral necklace
genus Lychnis - genus of plants strongly resembling those of genus Silene: catchfly
genus Minuartia, Minuartia - mostly perennial herbs of northern hemisphere often with mat-forming habit; most often placed in genus Arenaria: sandworts
genus Moehringia, Moehringia - low-growing herbs widely distributed in temperate and Arctic northern hemisphere: sandworts; distinguished from members of the genus Arenaria mainly by having four-petaled rather than five-petaled flowers
genus Paronychia, Paronychia - low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts
genus Petrocoptis, Petrocoptis - perennial tussock-forming rock plants; of Pyrenees and mountains of northern Spain; similar to and sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
genus Sagina, Sagina - small low-growing annual or perennial herbs of temperate and cool regions
genus Saponaria, Saponaria - mostly perennial Old World herbs
genus Scleranthus, Scleranthus - small genus of Old World weedy prostrate annuals: knawel
genus Silene - large widely distributed genus of plants having mostly showy flowers of various colors: campion; catchfly
genus Spergula, Spergula - small genus of Old World annual herbs: corn spurry
genus Spergularia, Spergularia - chiefly maritime Eurasian herbs: sand spurry; sea spurry
genus Stellaria, Stellaria - common chickweed; stitchwort
genus Vaccaria, Vaccaria - cow-cockles
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From 1968 to 1994, John Morton (1928-2011) was a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo, where he taught plant taxonomy and worked on the systematics of the mint family (Lamiaceae), the pink family (Caryophyllaceae), and goldenrods (the genus Solidago in the family Asteraceae).
Also, men wearing colors in the pink family, like magenta, rose, lavender, lilac, puce and hot pink.
The term 'famille rose' or pink family refers to the prominent use of pink in the decoration.