Carnation

Car*na"tion

(?), n. [F. carnation the flesh tints in a painting, It carnagione, fr. L. carnatio fleshiness, fr. caro, carnis, flesh. See Carnal.] 1. The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.
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Her complexion of the delicate carnation.
Ld. Lytton.
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2. pl. (Paint.) Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.
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The flesh tints in painting are termed carnations.
Fairholt.
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3. (Bot.) A species of Dianthus (Dianthus Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.
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