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clove pink

noun

  1. a pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, having a spicy scent resembling that of cloves. Compare carnation ( def 1 ).


clove pink

noun

  1. another name for carnation


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Word History and Origins

Origin of clove pink1

First recorded in 1865–70
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Example Sentences

He sat down upon it, rather heavily, and lifted the clove-pink to his nostrils again.

The periwinkle was common in mediæval gardens, and so was the gilly-flower or clove-pink.

Then the first bat zig-zagged across the sky; and every clove-pink border became misty with the wings of dusk-moths.

The spice called clove and the clove-pink both belong to Lat.

It was almost half a century ago that that bold-eyed handsome stranger had compared the color in her cheeks to a clove pink.

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