Matthiola incana
Gillyflower Gil"ly*flow`er, n. [OE. gilofre, gilofer, clove, OF. girofre, girofle, F. girofle: cf. F. girofl['e]e gillyflower, fr. girofle, Gr. ? clove tree; ? nut + ? leaf, akin to E. foliage. Cf. {Caryophyllus}, {July-flower}.] [Written also {gilliflower}.] (Bot.) 1. A name given by old writers to the clove pink ({Dianthus Caryophyllus}) but now to the common stock ({Matthiola incana}), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core.

{Clove gillyflower}, the clove pink.

{Marsh gillyflower}, the ragged robin ({Lychnis Flos-cuculi}).

{Queen's gillyflower}, or {Winter gillyflower}, damewort.

{Sea gillyflower}, the thrift ({Armeria vulgaris}).

{Wall gillyflower}, the wallflower ({Cheiranthus Cheiri}).

{Water gillyflower}, the water violet. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Matthiola incana — ID 52236 Symbol Key MAIN4 Common Name tenweeks stock Family Brassicaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, IL, NC, TX Growth Habit Subshrub, Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Matthiola incana — noun European plant with racemes of sweet scented flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental • Syn: ↑brompton stock • Hypernyms: ↑stock, ↑gillyflower • Member Holonyms: ↑Matthiola, ↑genus Matthiola …   Useful english dictionary

  • Matthiola incana var. annua — ID 52237 Symbol Key MAINA3 Common Name N/A Family Brassicaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Matthiola incana (L.) W.T. Aiton — Symbol MAIN4 Common Name tenweeks stock Botanical Family Brassicaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Matthiola incana (L.) W.T. Aiton var. annua (Sweet) Voss [excluded] — Symbol MAINA3 Botanical Family Brassicaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Matthiola incana (L.) W.T. Aiton var. annua (Sweet) Voss [excluded] — Symbol MAINA3 Botanical Family Brassicaceae …   Scientific plant list

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