from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among early botanists, the name of two genera, one furnishing the clove of commerce, the other including the clove-pink, Dianthus, from the similarity of odors. It was retained by Linnæus only for the former, and this is now referred to the genus Eugenia.
  • n. In zoology: Same as Caryophyllæus, of which it is the original form. A genus of crinoids: synonymous with Eugeniacrinus. Scheuchzer. Also Caryophyllites. Knorr.


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