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3 definitions found
 for Clove pink
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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     3. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection
        of something. "The very pink of courtesy." --Shak.
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     4. (Zool.) The European minnow; -- so called from the color
        of its abdomen in summer. [Prov. Eng.]
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 or spice-nail. Cf. Cloy.]
     A very pungent aromatic spice, the unexpanded flower bud of
     the clove tree ({Eugenia aromatica syn. Caryophullus
     aromatica), a native of the Molucca Isles.
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     Clove camphor. (Chem.) See Eugenin.
  
     Clove gillyflower, Clove pink (Bot.), any fragrant
        self-colored carnation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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