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A carnation cultivar

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French carnation (person's color or complexion).

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carnation (countable and uncountable, plural carnations)

  1. (botany) A type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers.
    1. originally, Dianthus caryophyllus
    2. other members of genus Dianthus and hybrids
  2. The type of flower they bear, originally flesh-coloured, but since hybridizing found in a variety of colours.
  3. A rosy pink colour
    carnation colour:  
  4. (archaic) The pinkish colors used in art to render human face and flesh
  5. Sometimes, a scarlet colour.

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carnation (not comparable)

  1. Of a rosy pink or red colour.
  2. (archaic) Of a human flesh color.

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, possibly from Italian carnagione "flesh color", anyway from Late Latin carnatio "fleshiness", (from Latin caro "flesh") or a corruption of coronation (from coronare 'to crown', from corona 'crown') because of the flower's use in chaplets or from the toothed crown-like look of the petals.

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carnation f (countable and uncountable, plural carnations)

  1. (uncountable) a fleshy pinkish color (not the color of a carnation flower)
  2. (countable) skin tone

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