Sea 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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  • Sea pink — (Bot.) See {Thrift}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea pink — may refer to: * Armeria spp. * Sabatia stellaris …   Wikipedia

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  • sea-pink — pajūrinė gvaizdė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pliumbaginių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Armeria maritima), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje ir Čilėje. atitikmenys: lot. Armeria maritima angl. common sea trift; sea cushion;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea pink — gvaizdė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pliumbaginių (Plumbaginaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Armeria). atitikmenys: lot. Armeria angl. cushion pink; sea pink; trift vok. Grasblume; Grasnelke; Sandnelke rus. армерия lenk. armeria; zawciąg …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • sea pink — Thrift Thrift (thr[i^]ft), n. [Icel. [thorn]rift. See {Thrive}.] 1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality. [1913 Webster] The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea pink — Date: 1731 1. thrift 4 2. any of several North American herbs (genus Sabatia, especially S. stellaris) of the gentian family with usually pink or white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea pink — /si ˈpɪŋk/ (say see pingk) noun a perennial maritime herb, Armeria maritima, of Europe, western Asia and North America, which has narrow tufted leaves and dense heads of pink or white flowers; thrift …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea pink — thrift (def. 3). [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

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