AskDefine | Define carnation

Dictionary Definition

carnation adj : having the color of a carnation

Noun

1 Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors [syn: clove pink, gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus]
2 a pink or reddish-pink color

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English

Etymology

Latin carnatio meaning fleshiness.

Pronunciation

IPA: kɔrˈneɪ.ʃʌn

Noun

carnation
  1. a type of flower, originally flesh-coloured, but now found in a variety of colours.
  2. a type of Eurasian plant (Dianthus caryophyllus) widely cultivated for its flowers.
  3. a rosy pink colour; sometimes, a deep red colour.
    carnation colour:   

Synonyms

flower

Translations

flower
plant
colour

Adjective

carnation
  1. of a rosy pink or red colour.

Translations

colour

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Carnation may refer to:
In other languages:
  • 2S1, 2S1 Gvozdika - a Soviet 122-mm self-propelled howitzer
carnation in Bulgarian: Карамфил (пояснение)
carnation in French: Carnation
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