Definition of Genus Dianthus
1. Noun. Carnations and pinks.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
Member holonyms: Garden Pink, Pink
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dianthus
Literary usage of Genus Dianthus
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1. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"This order contains numerous handsome plants, but none more universally cultivated than the Pink and Carnation, both belonging to the genus Dianthus, ..."
2. The Horticultural Register by Sir Joseph Paxton, Joseph Harrison (1834)
"CULTURE OF THE genus Dianthus. ALMOST all the species of this genus are held in great estimation, some for their peculiar beauty, and others for the ..."
3. An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language, in which the Words are by David Booth (1836)
"The Botanical genus DIANTHUS (a Greek compound signifying Jove's ... Other flowers besides those of the genus Dianthus have the general name of PINKS, ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... of the United States, which is 'bitter, anthelmintic, toxic, dilates the pupil, etc. PINKS, a genus (Dianthus) of mostly perennial herbs of the order ..."