Definition of carnation :
1. A species of Dianthus ( D. Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.
2. The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.
3. Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.
flower (part of speech: noun)
gardenia, daffodil, flower, gladiolus, amaryllis, heather, aster, flax, morning-glory, snowberry, water lily, snowball, phlox, Queen Anne's lace, marigold, cornflower, sweet william, rhododendron, mayflower, hibiscus, yucca, oleander, columbine, camellia, hydrangea, clematis, rose, azalea, spirea, black-eyed susan, wallflower, hollyhock, bluebell, fleur-de-lis, periwinkle, crocus, lupine, ranunculus, daisy, anemone, foxglove, verbena, cowslip, orchid, indigo, lady's slipper, buttercup, jonquil, wisteria, trillium, mimosa, strawflower, iris, pansy, baby's breath, dahlia, tulip, dandelion, acacia, primrose, rosemary, duckweed, hawthorn, smilax, lilac, goldenrod, narcissus, edelweiss, peony, lotus, lily, chrysanthemum, lavender, dogwood, laurel, geranium, forget-me-not, snapdragon, sweet pea, begonia, African violet, foxtail, fuchsia, zinnia, viburnum, hyacinth, poppy, bloodroot, hepatica, sunflower, magnolia, larkspur, poinsettia, honeysuckle, violet, jasmine, petunia
red (part of speech: adjective)
- Her lips were like heart cherries of the carnation kind; so plump, and fall, and hard, you felt as if you could fall to and eat 'em right up. - "The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete", Thomas Chandler Haliburton.
- The grey of the sky had flushed into carnation pink, and up from behind the wall of the mountains rose the great ball of the sun, red at first through a veil of mist, but shining out golden as he cleared the cloud- bank. - "For the Sake of the School", Angela Brazil.
- In his buttonhole the Grand Duke wore a carnation. - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.