Pronunciation: (kär-nā'shun), [key]
1. any of numerous cultivated varieties of the clove pink, Dianthus caryophyllus, having long-stalked, fragrant, usually double flowers in a variety of colors: the state flower of Ohio.
2. pink; light red.
3. Obs.the color of flesh.
having the color carnation.
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