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

  Sea pink \Sea" pink`\ (Bot.)
     See Thrift.
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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 :

  Thrift \Thrift\ (thr[i^]ft), n. [Icel. [thorn]rift. See
     1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in
        regard to property; frugality.
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              The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove
              very good husbands.                   --Spenser.
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     2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property;
        increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity. "Your thrift
        is gone full clean." --Chaucer.
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              I have a mind presages me such thrift. --Shak.
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     3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
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     4. (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants of the
        genera Statice and Armeria.
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     Common thrift (Bot.), Armeria vulgaris; -- also called
        sea pink.
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     Syn: Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sea pink
      n 1: tufted thrift of seacoasts and mountains of north temperate
           zone; occasionally grown as a ground cover [syn: cliff
           rose, sea pink, Armeria maritima]

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