Smith, Book of the Carnation; J.
The name was originally given in Italy to plants of the pink tribe, especially the carnation, but has in England been transferred of late years to several cruciferous plants."
GILLYFLOWER, a popular name applied to various flowers, but principally to the clove, Dianthus Caryophyllus, of which the carnation is a cultivated variety, and to the stock, Matthiola incana, a well-known garden favourite.
Cabbagerot, bulb-rot of hyacinths, &c., carnation disease-there is evidence that bacteria are causally connected with the disease.
A little while after I had told her that a carnation that had been given her was red, she puckered up her mouth and said, "Lips are like one pink."