Indian 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]


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  • Indian pink — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian pink — refers to two different wildflowers in the United States* Lobelia , a genus in the family Campanulaceae * Spigelia marilandica , a perennial ornamental plant in the Loganiaceae family …   Wikipedia

  • Indian pink — noun 1. North American lobelia having brilliant red flowers • Syn: ↑cardinal flower, ↑Lobelia cardinalis • Hypernyms: ↑lobelia 2. tropical American annual climber having red (sometimes white) flowers and finely dissected leaves; naturalized in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian pink — kininis gvazdikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Dianthus chinensis), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dianthus chinensis angl. Chinese pink; Indian pink; Japanese pink; rainbow… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian-pink — puošnioji spigelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Spigelijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Spigelia marilandica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Spigelia marilandica angl. Indian pink; pinkroot; spigelia… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • West Indian-pink — nuodingoji spigelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Spigelijinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Spigelia anthelmia), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Spigelia anthelmia angl. West Indian pink; worm grass šaltinis …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian bean — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian berry — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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