Examples of carnation in a Sentence
The groom wore a carnation in his buttonhole.
Recent Examples of carnation from the Web
Marlene Warren, 40, opened her door on a Saturday morning to find a clown in an orange wig, a red nose but normal high-top shoes holding carnations.
Secure the tail by your ear with a few bobby pins, then pop-in a scattering of bright red carnations.
Some teachers and administrators — carrying white carnations to signify their support for Verletta White — spoke on her behalf.
The RHAM Music Boosters provided carnations for the senior members of the groups to wear during their final, formal concert of their high school career.
On the day of the tragedy, Jaclyn stopped by the freshman building roughly 15 minutes before the shooting began to drop off some carnations for Valentine's Day (one of her responsibilities as a part of student government).
And some schools are staging fund-raisers, including Greenfield High School, where orange carnations will be sold to benefit the Parkland students.
The red carnation was chosen as a symbol for the day.
Seeds to start: Lobelia (20 days to germinate, seeds need light), snapdragons (10 days, seeds need light, cool), carnation (20), verbena (20), pelargonium, salvia and pansies.
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Origin and Etymology of carnation
First Known Use: circa 1535See Words from the same year
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Definition of carnation for English Language Learners
: a pink, white, yellow, or red flower that has a sweet smell
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