- Dianthus caryophyllus, family Caryophyllaceae: many cultivars
- 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.
Late 16th century: perhaps based on a misreading of Arabic ḳaranful 'clove or clove pink', from Greek karyophullon. The early forms suggest confusion with carnation 'rosy pink color', with incarnation, and with coronation.
Early 16th century: from French carnation 'color of one's flesh', based on Latin carn- 'flesh'.
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