clove pink

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. clough, arthur hugh,
  2. clout,
  3. clove,
  4. clove hitch,
  5. clove oil,
  6. clovelly,
  7. cloven,
  8. cloven hoof,
  9. cloven-hoofed,
  10. clover

Origin of clove pink

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for clove pink

clove pink

noun

another name for carnation (def. 1)
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