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 for Dianthus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dianthus \Di*an"thus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, gen. ?, Zeus +
     'a`nqos flower.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants containing some of the most popular of
     cultivated flowers, including the pink, carnation, and Sweet
     William.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Dianthus
      n 1: carnations and pinks [syn: Dianthus, genus Dianthus]

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