car|na|tion


car|na|tion
car|na|tion «kahr NAY shuhn», noun, adjective.
–n.
1. a) a red, white, or pink flower with a spicy fragrance, grown in gardens and greenhouses. The state flower of Ohio is a scarlet carnation. b) the plant of the pink family that it grows on.
2. a) Also, carnation red. a rosy pink. b) Obsolete. the color of human flesh or skin; flesh.
3. Rare. flesh tints in a painting.
–adj.
rosy-pink.
[< Middle French carnation < Italian carnagione flesh color < carn flesh < Latin carō, carnis]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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