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

  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.]
     [Written also gilliflower.] (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.
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     2. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red
        color, and having a large core.
     Clove gillyflower, the clove pink.
     Marsh gillyflower, the ragged robin ({Lychnis
     Queen's gillyflower, or Winter gillyflower, damewort.
     Sea+gillyflower,+the+thrift+({Armeria+vulgaris">Sea gillyflower, the thrift ({Armeria vulgaris).
     Wall+gillyflower,+the+wallflower+({Cheiranthus+Cheiri">Wall gillyflower, the wallflower ({Cheiranthus Cheiri).
     Water gillyflower, the water violet.
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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 :

  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.
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              Her complexion of the delicate carnation. --Ld.
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     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.
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              The flesh tints in painting are termed carnations.
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     Dianthus+({Dianthus+Caryophyllus">3. (Bot.) A species of Dianthus ({Dianthus Caryophyllus)
        or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors,
        esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Dianthus caryophyllus
      n 1: Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented
           usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties
           and many colors [syn: carnation, clove pink,
           gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus]

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