- (botany) A type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers.
- The type of flower they bear, originally flesh-coloured, but since hybridizing found in a variety of colours.
- A rosy pink colour
- (archaic) The pinkish colors used in art to render human face and flesh
- A scarlet colour.
- (plant, flower): clove pink (also called gillyflower), (ancestor of the carnation) Dianthus caryophyllus
- (plant, flower): cottage pink, Dianthus plumarius
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carnation (not comparable)
- (reds) red; blood red, brick red, burgundy, cardinal, carmine, carnation, cerise, cherry, cherry red, Chinese red, cinnabar, claret, crimson, damask, fire brick, fire engine red, flame, flamingo, fuchsia, garnet, geranium, gules, hot pink, incarnadine, Indian red, magenta, maroon, misty rose, nacarat, oxblood, pillar-box red, pink, Pompeian red, poppy, raspberry, red violet, rose, rouge, ruby, ruddy, salmon, sanguine, scarlet, shocking pink, stammel, strawberry, Turkey red, Venetian red, vermillion, vinaceous, vinous, violet red, wine (Category: en:Reds)
From Middle French, possibly from Italian carnagione (“flesh color”), either way from Late Latin carnātiō (“fleshiness”) (from Latin carō (“flesh”)), or from a corruption of coronation (from Latin corōnāre (“to crown”), from corōna (“crown”)), because of the flower's use in chaplets or from the toothed crown-like look of the petals.
- (uncountable) a fleshy pinkish color (not the color of a carnation flower)
- (countable) skin tone
- Synonym: teint
- “carnation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.