- any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Dianthus, of the pink family, as the carnation or sweet william.
Origin of dianthus
Examples from the Web for dianthus
Historical Examples of dianthus
A similar malformation in Dianthus barbatus is not uncommon.
The Dianthus is a favourite flower for this purpose in Upper Germany.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
It may be doubted whether the Dianthus superbus of Miller's Dict.The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 9
Dianthus, dī-an′thus, n. the genus of herbaceous flowers to which carnations and pinks belong.
This Dianthus has the more interest from its similarity to the one described by Goethe, Metam.
- any Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant of the widely cultivated genus Dianthus, such as the carnation, pink, and sweet william