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dianthus

Syllabification: di·an·thus
Pronunciation: /dīˈanTHəs
 
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Definition of dianthus in English:

noun (plural dianthuses)

A flowering plant of a genus that includes the pinks and carnations.
  • Genus Dianthus, family Caryophyllaceae
Example sentences
  • Try ornamental kale and cabbage, Chinese cabbage, crinkle-leaf parsley, spinach, snapdragon and dianthus underplanted with spring-flowering bulbs.
  • There are a number of cool-season vegetables to plant, along with flowers such as dianthus, petunias, snapdragons and violas.
  • Other gardeners prefer to interplant them with spring flowers such as columbines, daisies, dianthus, Iceland poppies, lupines, and peonies.

Origin

from Greek Dios 'of Zeus' + anthos 'a flower'.

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