• (British) IPA: /kɑːˈneɪ.ʃən/
  • (America) IPA: /kɑɹˈneɪ.ʃən/


  1. (botany) A type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers.
    1. originally, Dianthus caryophyllus
    2. other members of genus Dianthus and hybrids
  2. The type of flower they bear, originally flesh-coloured, but since hybridizing found in a variety of colours.
  3. A rosy pink colour
  4. (archaic) The pinkish colors used in art to render human face and flesh
  5. A scarlet colour.
  • (plant, flower) clove pink (also called gillyflower), (ancestor of the carnation) Dianthus caryophyllus
  • (plant, flower) cottage pink, Dianthus plumarius
Related terms Translations
  • French: œillet
  • German: Gartennelke, Nelke
  • Portuguese: cravo
  • Russian: гвозди́ка
  • Spanish: clavel
Translations Translations
  • French: incarnat
  • Russian: теле́сный

carnation (not comparable)

  1. Of a rosy pink or red colour.
  2. (archaic) Of a human flesh color.
  • French: incarnat
  • Russian: теле́сный

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