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Definition of gillyflower:

  1. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core.
  2. A name given by old writers to the clove pink ( Dianthus Caryophyllus) but now to the common stock ( Matthiola incana), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white.


fund, pedigree, lineage, ancestry, descent, neckcloth, breed, line, farm animal, livestock, stock certificate, inventory, strain, stemma, blood line, origin, gunstock, parentage, blood, Dianthus caryophyllus, clove pink, store, stock, line of descent, broth, bloodline, caudex, carnation.

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