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carnation

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noun car·na·tion \kär-ˈnā-shən\

Simple Definition of carnation

  • : a pink, white, yellow, or red flower that has a sweet smell

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of carnation

  1. 1 a (1) :  the variable color of human flesh (2) :  a pale to grayish yellow b :  a moderate red

  2. 2 :  a plant of any of numerous often cultivated and usually double-flowered varieties or subspecies of an Old World pink (Dianthus caryophyllus) originally flesh-colored but now found in many color variations

Examples of carnation in a sentence

  1. The groom wore a carnation in his buttonhole.



Origin and Etymology of carnation

Middle French, from Old Italian carnagione, from carne flesh, from Latin carn-, caro


First Known Use: circa 1535


CARNATION Defined for Kids

carnation

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noun car·na·tion \kär-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of carnation for Students

  1. :  a fragrant usually white, pink, or red garden or greenhouse flower





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