What does the word carnation mean?

Usage examples for carnation

  1. She wore a soft gray gown, which clung closely to her graceful figure: one pale pink carnation at her throat, and one in her hair, were her only ornaments. – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous
  2. She stands now, foiled, a carnation in her hand; then flings herself on a chair, and leans her elbows on the table. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  3. When this traveler visited the rajah he was sitting in a pavilion in his garden, clad in a white vestment, according to the Indian code, over which he had a cloak of gold " brocade," the ground color being carnation lined with white satin, and above it was a collar of sable, whereof the skins were sewed together so that the tails hung over down his back. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis