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  • 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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