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gillyflower


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gillyflower  \Gil"ly*flow`er\,  n.  [OE.  gilofre  gilofer  clove, 
  OF  girofre  girofle  F.  girofle:  cf  F.  girofl['e]e 
  gillyflower,  fr  girofle  Gr  ?  clove  tree;  ?  nut  +  ?  leaf, 
  akin  to  E.  foliage.  Cf  {Caryophyllus},  {July-flower}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  1.  A  name  given  by  old  writers  to  the  clove  pink  ({Dianthus 
  Caryophyllus})  but  now  to  the  common  stock  ({Matthiola 
  incana}),  a  cruciferous  plant  with  showy  and  fragrant 
  blossoms,  usually  purplish,  but  often  pink  or  white. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  apple,  of  a  roundish  conical  shape,  purplish  red 
  color,  and  having  a  large  core.  [Written  also 
  {gilliflower}.] 
 
  {Clove  gillflower},  the  clove  pink. 
 
  {Marsh  gillyflower},  the  ragged  robin  ({Lychnis 
  Flos-cuculi}). 
 
  {Queen's,  or  Winter},  {gillyflower},  damewort. 
 
  {Sea  gillyflower},  the  thrift  ({Armeria  vulgaris}). 
 
  {Wall  gillyflower},  the  wallflower  ({Cheiranthus  Cheiri}). 
 
  {Water  gillyflower},  the  water  violet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gillyflower 
  n  1:  any  of  several  Old  World  plants  cultivated  for  their 
  brightly  colored  flowers  [syn:  {stock}] 
  2:  Eurasian  plant  with  pink  to  purple-red  spice-scented  usually 
  double  flowers;  widely  cultivated  in  many  varieties  and 
  many  colors  [syn:  {carnation},  {clove  pink},  {Dianthus 
  caryophyllus}] 




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