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  • a type of flower, originally flesh-coloured, but now found in a variety of colours.
  • a type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers.
  • (colour) a rosy pink colour; sometimes, a deep red colour.
         carnation colour:   
  • (colour) of a rosy pink or red colour.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Car*na"tion (?), n. [F. carnation the flesh tints in a painting, It carnagione, fr. L. carnatio fleshiness, fr. caro, carnis, flesh. See Carnal.] 1. The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.

Her complexion of the delicate carnation.
Ld. Lytton.

2. pl. (Paint.) Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.

The flesh tints in painting are termed carnations.
Fairholt.

3. (Bot.) A species of Dianthus (D. Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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