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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.

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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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