(1) Pink or pinkish
(2) A pink or reddish-pink color
(3) Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors
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.
- A type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers.
- originally Dianthus caryophyllus
- other members of genus Dianthus and hybrids
- The type of flower they bear, originally flesh-coloured, but since hybridizing found in a variety of colours.
- A rosy pink colour
- The pinkish colors used in art to render human face and flesh
- Sometimes, a scarlet colour.