from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Caryophyllaceae — about 300 species of flowering plants, including carnations, pinks, and sweet william.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants containing some of the most popular of cultivated flowers, including the pink, carnation, and Sweet William.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large herbaceous genus of the natural order Caryophyllaceæ, natives of the Mediterranean region and temperate Asia, distinguished from other related genera by a calyculate tubular calyx and peltate seeds with a straight embryo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. carnations and pinks
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A. Clarissa changed from Dianthus, which is bad Greek (and all my pretty flowers have names of girls).
This character was rightly felt in them by whoever gave the name 'Dianthus' to their leading race; a name which I should have retained if it had not been bad Greek.
Bourne, whose company website describes her as a breeder of "award winning perfumed Pinks and Dianthus", seemingly exemplifyies the worst stereotypes of mother-in-laws and stepmothers by berating Withers for staying in bed too late, drawing attention to herself and wanting to get married in a castle.
Dianthus 'Velvet' n 'Lace' - This is one of the numerous lovely dianthus that we have at SC right now.
Young cosmic gardeners won't be disappointed by hollyhocks (Alcea), forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica), foxgloves (Digitalis), sweet williams (Dianthus barbatus) and pansies.
The Dianthus have self sown in a way that human plantings could never duplicate.
I am a big fan of Dianthus and the Wallflower mix.
We wanted a planting to join in the sea of pink and extend the color before and after the Dianthus.
The photos shown in this post were found in some previous posts about the Wallflower roommates, the Dianthus.
I love the one with the Dianthus looking up the hill.
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