noun, plural di·an·thus·es.
Origin of dianthus
Examples from the Web for dianthus
Nearly every form and colour of Dianthus are popular favourites, and hardly any garden is without some of them.
Many varieties of Dianthus claim attention for their elegant forms and splendour of colouring.
Dianthus (carnation and pink) Gypsophila, Lychnis and others, are garden plants.
It has lately been introduced into gardens under the name of Dianthus "mousseux," but is not likely to find favour with gardeners.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters
Dianthus, dī-an′thus, n. the genus of herbaceous flowers to which carnations and pinks belong.