carnation cultivated variety of the clove pink, 1530s, either a corruption of CORONATION (Cf. coronation), from the flower's being used in chaplets or from the toothed crown-like look of the petals; or for its pinkness from M.Fr. carnation "person's color or complexion" (15c.), which is probably from It. carnagione "flesh color," from L.L. carnationem (nom. carnatio) "fleshiness," from L. caro "flesh" (see CARNAGE (Cf. carnage)).

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  • carnation — [ karnasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe; it. carnagione, de carne « chair » 1 ♦ Couleur, apparence de la chair d une personne. ⇒ 1. teint. « sa saine pâleur rosée, sa carnation de tubéreuse » (Colette). 2 ♦ Peint. Coloration des parties du corps qui sont… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Carnation — may refer to:* Dianthus caryophyllus‎ , a flowering plant known as Carnation * Carnation (colour), the colour of the flower of a carnation plant * Carnation (heraldry), the colour of flesh (pale pink) * Carnation, Washington, a U.S. city *… …   Wikipedia

  • carnation — CARNATION. s. f. Terme de Peinture. Représentation de la chair de l homme par le coloris. Cette carnation est belle, vive, naturelle. f♛/b] Il se dit dans le langage usuel, pour signifier Le teint d un homme, ou d une femme. Une belle carnation.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Carnation — Car*na tion, n. [F. carnation the flesh tints in a painting, It carnagione, fr. L. carnatio fleshiness, fr. caro, carnis, flesh. See {Carnal}.] 1. The natural color of flesh; rosy pink. [1913 Webster] Her complexion of the delicate carnation. Ld …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carnation — Carnation, WA U.S. city in Washington Population (2000): 1893 Housing Units (2000): 650 Land area (2000): 1.095255 sq. miles (2.836698 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.095255 sq. miles (2.836698 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Carnation — Carnation …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • carnation — Carnation. s. f. Terme de Peinture, Couleur de la chair de l homme. Cette carnation est belle, vive, naturelle …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • carnation — ► NOUN ▪ a double flowered cultivated variety of clove pink, with grey green leaves and showy pink, white, or red flowers. ORIGIN perhaps based on a misreading of an Arabic word meaning clove or clove pink , influenced by French carnation «flesh… …   English terms dictionary

  • Carnation — (v. lat.), die Nachahmung der Hautfarbe am menschlichen Körper in der Malerei, hat wegen der gebrochenen, an keiner Stelle deutlich u. bestimmt hervortretenden Farbentöne der Haut große Schwierigkeiten u. erfordert sowohl ein genaues Studium der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Carnation — Carnation, eigentlich die natürliche Hautfarbe, Fleischfarbe, besonders die des Gesichts; in der Malerei die Darstellung der Fleischfarbe mit Farben, u. die jedem Künstler eigenthümliche Art dieser Darstellung. Die C. bot von jeher der Malerei… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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