Definition of 'carnation'
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Example sentences containing 'carnation'
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To punctuate the oath, Thomas took his boutonniere and crushed every last carnation petal in the palm of his hand. THE CRASH OF HENNINGTON (2003)
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Translations for 'carnation'
British English: carnation /kɑːˈneɪʃən/ NOUN
A carnation is a plant with white, pink, or red flowers.
- American English: carnation
- Arabic: قَرَنْفُل
- Brazilian Portuguese: cravo
- Chinese: 康乃馨
- Croatian: karanfil
- Czech: karafiát
- Danish: nellike
- Dutch: anjer
- European Spanish: clavel
- Finnish: neilikka kukka
- French: œillet
- German: Nelke Blume
- Greek: γαρύφαλλο
- Italian: garofano
- Japanese: カーネーション
- Korean: 카네이션
- Norwegian: nellik
- Polish: goździk roślina
- European Portuguese: cravo
- Romanian: garoafă
- Russian: гвоздика
- Spanish: clavel
- Swedish: nejlika
- Thai: ดอกคาร์เนชั่น
- Turkish: karanfil çiçek
- Ukrainian: гвоздика
- Vietnamese: cây cẩm chướng
Definition of carnation from the Collins English Dictionary
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