What does Carnation mean?

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kɑrˈneɪ ʃənCar·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carnation, clove pink, gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus(noun)

    Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors

  2. carnation(adj)

    a pink or reddish-pink color

  3. carnation(adj)

    pink or pinkish


  1. carnation(Noun)

    A type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers.

  2. carnation(Noun)

    The type of flower they bear, originally flesh-coloured, but since hybridizing found in a variety of colours.

  3. carnation(Noun)

    The pinkish colors used in art to render human face and flesh

  4. carnation(Noun)

    Sometimes, a scarlet colour.

  5. carnation(Adjective)

    Of a rosy pink or red colour, like human flesh.

  6. Origin: Recorded since 1538, either (for its original color) from Medieval (=modern) French carnation "person's color or complexion" (probably from carnagione "flesh color," from Late carnatio "fleshiness", from Latin caro "flesh") or a corruption of coronation (from coronare 'to crown', from corona 'crown'; because of the flower's use in chaplets or from the toothed crown-like look of the petals).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carnation(noun)

    the natural color of flesh; rosy pink

  2. Carnation(noun)

    those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints

  3. Carnation(noun)

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

  4. Origin: [F. carnation the flesh tints in a painting, It carnagione, fr. L. carnatio fleshiness, fr. caro, carnis, flesh. See Carnal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carnation

    kar-nā′shun, n. flesh-colour: one of the finest of florists' flowers, a double-flowering variety of the clove pink, and existing only in a state of cultivation.—adj. Carnā′tioned, having a flesh-like colour. [L. carnatio, fleshiness.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Carnation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Carnation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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