Gillyflower

• (n.) A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core. • (n.) 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.Gillyflower: words in...
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gillyflower

<botany> ... 1. 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. ... 2. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red colour, and having a large core. ... Alternativ...
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Gillyflower

(Dianthus) This group of hardy plants includes Pinks, Carnations and Sweet Williams. The Carnation is the descendent of D. Caryophyllus; it grows wild in southern Europe. D. barbatus, the Sweet William, is found wild in the Mediterranean region. The Pinks have mainly come from D. plumarius. The Chinese and Indian Pinks have come from D. chinensis a...
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Gillyflower

Gil'ly·flow`er noun [ Middle English gilofre , gilofer , clove, Old French girofre , girofle , French girofle : confer French giroflée gillyflower, from girofle , Greek ... clove tree; ... nut + ... leaf, akin to English foliage . Confer ...
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gillyflower

any of several scented flowering plants, especially the carnation, or clove pink (Dianthus caryophyllus), stock (Matthiola incana), and wallflower ...
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gillyflower

gillyflower: see pink; stock; wallflower.
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