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

  Pink \Pink\, n. [Perh. akin to pick; as if the edges of the
     petals were picked out. Cf. Pink, v. t.]
     1. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of the
        caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers,
        which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in
        cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial
        herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome
        five-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx.
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     2. A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red
        with more or less white; -- so called from the common
        color of the flower. --Dryden.
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     3. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection
        of something. "The very pink of courtesy." --Shak.
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     4. (Zool.) The European minnow; -- so called from the color
        of its abdomen in summer. [Prov. Eng.]
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     Bunch pink is Dianthus barbatus.
  
     China pink, or Indian pink. See under China.
  
     Clove pink is Dianthus Caryophyllus, the stock from which
        carnations are derived.
  
     Garden pink. See Pheasant's eye.
  
     Meadow pink is applied to Dianthus deltoides; also, to
        the ragged robin.
  
     Maiden pink, Dianthus deltoides.
  
     Moss pink. See under Moss.
  
     Pink needle, the pin grass; -- so called from the long,
        tapering points of the carpels. See Alfilaria.
  
     Sea pink. See Thrift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moss \Moss\ (m[o^]s; 115), n. [OE. mos; akin to AS. me['o]s, D.
     mos, G. moos, OHG. mos, mios, Icel. mosi, Dan. mos, Sw.
     mossa, Russ. mokh', L. muscus. Cf. Muscoid.]
     1. (Bot.) A cryptogamous plant of a cellular structure, with
        distinct stem and simple leaves. The fruit is a small
        capsule usually opening by an apical lid, and so
        discharging the spores. There are many species,
        collectively termed Musci, growing on the earth, on rocks,
        and trunks of trees, etc., and a few in running water.
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     Note: The term moss is also popularly applied to many other
           small cryptogamic plants, particularly lichens, species
           of which are called tree moss, rock moss, coral moss,
           etc. Fir moss and club moss are of the genus
           Lycopodium. See Club moss, under Club, and
           Lycopodium.
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     2. A bog; a morass; a place containing peat; as, the mosses
        of the Scottish border.
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     Note: Moss is used with participles in the composition of
           words which need no special explanation; as,
           moss-capped, moss-clad, moss-covered, moss-grown, etc.
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     Black moss. See under Black, and Tillandsia.
  
     Bog moss. See Sphagnum.
  
     Feather moss, any moss branched in a feathery manner, esp.
        several species of the genus Hypnum.
  
     Florida moss, Long moss, or Spanish moss. See
        Tillandsia.
  
     Iceland moss, a lichen. See Iceland Moss.
  
     Irish moss, a seaweed. See Carrageen.
  
     Moss agate (Min.), a variety of agate, containing brown,
        black, or green mosslike or dendritic markings, due in
        part to oxide of manganese. Called also Mocha stone.
  
     Moss animal (Zool.), a bryozoan.
  
     Moss berry (Bot.), the small cranberry ({Vaccinium
        Oxycoccus).
  
     Moss campion (Bot.), a kind of mosslike catchfly ({Silene
        acaulis), with mostly purplish flowers, found on the
        highest mountains of Europe and America, and within the
        Arctic circle.
  
     Moss land, land produced accumulation of aquatic plants,
        forming peat bogs of more or less consistency, as the
        water is grained off or retained in its pores.
  
     Moss pink (Bot.), a plant of the genus Phlox ({Phlox
        subulata), growing in patches on dry rocky hills in the
        Middle United States, and often cultivated for its
        handsome flowers. --Gray.
  
     Moss rose (Bot.), a variety of rose having a mosslike
        growth on the stalk and calyx. It is said to be derived
        from the Provence rose.
  
     Moss rush (Bot.), a rush of the genus Juncus ({Juncus
        squarrosus).
  
     Scale moss. See Hepatica.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  moss pink
      n 1: low wiry-stemmed branching herb or southern California
           having fringed pink flowers [syn: ground pink, fringed
           pink, moss pink, Linanthus dianthiflorus]
      2: low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves
         and pink or white flowers; native to United States and widely
         cultivated as a ground cover [syn: moss pink, mountain
         phlox, moss phlox, dwarf phlox, Phlox subulata]

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