clove pink
noun Date: 1804 carnation 2

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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 — 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… …   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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