Maiden pink
Pink Pink, n. [Perh. akin to pick; as if the edges of the petals were picked out. Cf. {Pink}, v. t.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus {Dianthus}, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx. [1913 Webster]

2. A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; -- so called from the common color of the flower. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something. ``The very pink of courtesy.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) The European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

{Bunch pink} is {Dianthus barbatus}.

{China pink}, or {Indian pink}. See under {China}.

{Clove pink} is {Dianthus Caryophyllus}, the stock from which carnations are derived.

{Garden pink}. See {Pheasant's eye}.

{Meadow pink} is applied to {Dianthus deltoides}; also, to the ragged robin.

{Maiden pink}, {Dianthus deltoides}.

{Moss pink}. See under {Moss}.

{Pink needle}, the pin grass; -- so called from the long, tapering points of the carpels. See {Alfilaria}.

{Sea pink}. See {Thrift}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Maiden pink — Maiden Maid en, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence. Amid the maiden throng. Addison. [1913 Webster] Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maiden pink — n. A low growing loosely mat forming Eurasian pink ({Dianthus deltoides}) with single crimson eyed pale pink flowers. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maiden pink — noun low growing loosely mat forming Eurasian pink with a single pale pink flower with a crimson center • Syn: ↑Dianthus deltoides • Hypernyms: ↑pink, ↑garden pink * * * noun : a low growing stoloniferous Eurasian pink (Dianthus deltoides) having …   Useful english dictionary

  • maiden pink — šilinis gvazdikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Dianthus deltoides), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dianthus deltoides angl. maiden pink; meadow pink vok. Heide Nelke;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • maiden pink — a turf forming plant, Dianthus deltoides, found from western Europe to eastern Asia, having red or pink flowers. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • maiden pink — /meɪdn ˈpɪŋk/ (say maydn pingk) noun a small perennial caryophyllaceous herb with narrow leaves and pink or white flowers, Dianthus deltoides, widespread in grassland throughout temperate Europe and Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • Maiden — Maid en, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a maiden, or to maidens; suitable to, or characteristic of, a virgin; as, maiden innocence. Amid the maiden throng. Addison. [1913 Webster] Have you no modesty, no maiden shame ? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Never… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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