Clove 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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  • Clove pink — Clove Clove, n. [OE. clow, fr. F. clou nail, clou de girofle a clove, lit. nail of clove, fr. L. clavus nail, perh. akin to clavis key, E. clavicle. The clove was so called from its resemblance to a nail. So in D. kruidnagel clove, lit. herb nail …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clove-pink — see clove n.2 6 …   Useful english dictionary

  • clove pink — clove′ pink n. carnation 1) • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • clove pink — n. CARNATION (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • clove pink — noun Eurasian plant with pink to purple red spice scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors • Syn: ↑carnation, ↑gillyflower, ↑Dianthus caryophyllus • Derivationally related forms: ↑carnation (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clove pink — plunksninis gvazdikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Dianthus plumarius), paplitęs vidurio ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dianthus plumarius angl. clove pink; common pink; cottage pink;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • clove pink — tikrasis gvazdikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Dianthus caryophyllus), paplitęs Viduržemio pajūrio srityje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Dianthus caryophyllus… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • clove pink — a pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, having a spicy scent resembling that of cloves. Cf. carnation (def. 1). [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • clove pink — noun a) Any plant known as carnation (of genus Dianthus) b) Their type of flower Syn: Dianthus caryophyllus, Dianthus, gillyflower, pink …   Wiktionary

  • clove pink — /kloʊv ˈpɪŋk/ (say klohv pingk) noun a pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, with a spicy scent like that of cloves; a carnation …   Australian English dictionary

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