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dianthus

[ dahy-an-thuhs ]
/ daɪˈæn θəs /
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noun, plural di·an·thus·es.
any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Dianthus, of the pink family, as the carnation or sweet william.
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Origin of dianthus

<New Latin (Linnaeus) <Greek Di(ós) of Zeus (genitive of Zeús) + ánthos flower
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British Dictionary definitions for dianthus

dianthus
/ (daɪˈænθəs) /

noun plural -thuses
any Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant of the widely cultivated genus Dianthus, such as the carnation, pink, and sweet william

Word Origin for dianthus

C19: New Latin, from Greek di- 1 + anthos flower
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