Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: 'flesh-color', from Old Italian carnagione, from carne 'flesh, meat', from Latin caro; CARNAL

carnation

noun
     
carnation
car‧na‧tion [countable]
HBPDLG a flower that smells sweet. Men often wear a carnation on their jacket on formal occasions
Word of the Day
The PLANTS
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics