Having the color of a carnation.
ETYM French carnation the flesh tints in a painting, It carnagione, from Latin carnatio fleshiness, from caro, carnis, flesh. Related to Carnal.
1. Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors; SYN. clove pink, gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus.
2. A pink or reddish-pink color.
Any of numerous double-flowered cultivated varieties of a plant Dianthus caryophyllus of the pink family. The flowers smell like cloves; they are divided into flake, bizarre, and picotees, according to whether the petals exhibit one or more colors on their white ground, have the color dispersed in strips, or have a colored border to the petals.
City in Washington (USA); zip code 98014.