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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
karafiát
nellike
neilikka
karanfil
カーネーション
카네이션
nejlika
ดอกคาร์เนชั่น
cây cẩm chướng

carnation

[kɑːˈneɪʃən] Nclavel m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

carnation

[kɑːrˈneɪʃən] nœillet m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

carnation

nNelke f
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carnation

[kɑːˈneɪʃn] ngarofano
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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