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

carnation

noun
     
carnation
Related topics: Gardening, Plants
car‧na‧tion [countable]
HBPDLG a flower that smells sweet. Men often wear a carnation on their jacket on formal occasions

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