Definition of gillyflower:
- A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core.
- 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.
No sooner did I espy the brand on the lamb than I rose to my feet, and, even as I ran nimbly down the slope towards the stranger, my eyes roamed over the hillside to discover which of my lambs had strayed:- Rosamond, Cowslip, Eglantine and Gillyflower- I could see them all safe with their dams, and many more besides.- "A Book of Quaker Saints", Lucy Violet Hodgkin.
- "Invisible Links", Selma Lagerlof.
- "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.