clove pink



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

Origin of clove pink

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for clove pink

Historical Examples of clove pink

  • It winnows spice-like odors from ancient clumps of clove-pink.

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

    Mrs. Red Pepper

    Grace S. Richmond

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

  • 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.


    Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for clove pink

clove pink


another name for carnation (def. 1)
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