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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plant of the genus Dianthus, which includes carnations and pinks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any plant, such as carnations and pinks, of the genus Dianthus

Etymologies

New Latin Dianthus, genus name, probably alteration (influenced by di-1) of Greek diosanthos, carnation : Dios, genitive of Zeus, + anthos, flower.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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