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gillyflower

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EtymologyEdit

By folk etymology, with influence from flower, from French girofle, gilofre, from Late Latin caryophyllum, from Ancient Greek καρυόφυλλον (karuóphullon, dried flower buds of the clove tree).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪl.ɪˌflaʊə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɪl.iˌflaʊɚ/, /ˈɡɪl.iˌflaʊɚ/

NounEdit

gillyflower (plural gillyflowers)

  1. clove pink
  2. Any clove-scented flower.
  3. A variety of purplish-red apple with a roundish conical shape and a large core.
  4. (heraldry) A stylized representation of a carnation blossom, usually red, and shown with or without a slip and leaves.

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