There are 2 definitions of carnation in English:

carnation1

Line breaks: car¦na|tion
Pronunciation: /kɑːˈneɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • A double-flowered cultivated variety of clove pink, with grey-green leaves and showy pink, white, or red flowers.
    • Dianthus caryophyllus, family Caryophyllaceae: many cultivars
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    • It was a work of art, four feet in diameter comprised of orchids, lilies of the valley, hyacinths, arum lilies and white carnations.
    • She also enjoyed flowers adorning the Keegan home with a variety of flowers, with white carnations being her favourite.
    • This arrangement takes red roses and carnations and surrounds them with blue larkspur and white mini carnations and snapdragons.

Origin

late 16th century: perhaps based on a misreading of Arabic qaranful 'clove or clove pink', from Greek karyophyllon. The early forms suggest confusion with carnation2, with incarnation, and with coronation.

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There are 2 definitions of carnation in English:

carnation2

Line breaks: car¦na|tion
Pronunciation: /kɑːˈneɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

  • A rosy pink colour: [as modifier]: sage and carnation throw pillows
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    • The skirt was ‘a loose undergarment, full gathered, of carnation, striped with silver and parted with a golden zone’.

Origin

early 16th century: from French carnation 'colour of one's flesh', based on Latin carn- 'flesh'.

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