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clove pink

a pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, having a spicy scent resembling that of cloves.
Compare carnation (def 1).
Origin of clove pink
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The spice called clove and the clove-pink both belong to Lat.

  • He sat down upon it, rather heavily, and lifted the clove-pink to his nostrils again.

    Mrs. Red Pepper Grace S. Richmond
  • Then the first bat zig-zagged across the sky; and every clove-pink border became misty with the wings of dusk-moths.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • The periwinkle was common in mediæval gardens, and so was the gilly-flower or clove-pink.

  • It winnows spice-like odors from ancient clumps of clove-pink.

    My Fire Opal, and Other Tales Sarah Warner Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for clove-pink

clove pink

another name for carnation (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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