Definition of dianthus in English:


Line breaks: di|an¦thus
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈanθəs

noun (plural dianthuses)

  • A flowering plant of a genus that includes the pinks and carnations.
    • Genus Dianthus, family Caryophyllaceae
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    • 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.


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

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