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Deptford pink

noun
  1. a plant, Dianthus armeria, of the pink family, native to Eurasia, having slender, erect stems and leaves and clusters of small, bright pink flowers.
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Origin of Deptford pink

First recorded in 1655–65; apparently after Deptford
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