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clove pink

noun
1.
a pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, having a spicy scent resembling that of cloves.
Compare carnation (def 1).
Origin of clove pink
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • Fly smiled, and quickly seized a bouquet with a clove pink in it.

    Little Folks Astray Sophia May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke)
  • It was almost half a century ago that that bold-eyed handsome stranger had compared the color in her cheeks to a clove pink.

British Dictionary definitions for clove pink

clove pink

noun
1.
another name for carnation (sense 1)
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