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carnation


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carnation  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carnation 
  adj  :  having  the  color  of  a  carnation 
  n  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 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Carnation,  WA  (city,  FIPS  10215) 
  Location:  47.64614  N,  121.90925  W 
  Population  (1990):  1243  (452  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  98014 




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