carnation definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous cultivated kinds of a perennial plant (Dianthus caryophyllus) having showy, variously colored, usually double, usually fragrant flowers with fringed petals.
    • A flower for this plant. Also known as clove red.
    • A pinkish tint as soon as found in painting.
    • a kind of Eurasian plant extensively cultivated for the plants.
    • The type of flower they bear, originally flesh-coloured, but since hybridizing present in many different tints.
    • A rosy red color
    • The pinkish colors used in art to make human face and skin
    • Sometimes, a scarlet color.
    • The normal colour of flesh; rosy red.
    • Those parts of a picture where body or any part of its represented in full shade; the flesh tints.
    • A species of Dianthus (Dianthus Caryophyllus) or green, having really breathtaking plants of numerous colors, esp. white and usually an abundant, spicy aroma.
    • Flesh-color; pink.
    • In painting, the representation of skin; the nude or undraped components of a figure.
    • In botany: the typical name associated with the green Dianthus Caryophyllus, a native of southern Europe, but cultivated from really ancient times because of its fragrance and beauty.
    • The Cæsalpinia pulcherrima, the Spanish carnation, a leguminous shrub with very showy flowers, often cultivated in tropical regions. Also previously, by corruption, coronation.
    • Incarnation.
    • Eurasian plant with red to purple-red spice-scented usually double plants; extensively developed in several types and many colors
    • a pink or reddish-pink shade
  • adjective:
    • Of a rosy green or purple color, like human skin.
    • green or pinkish

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