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NOUN (2)

1. any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers;
[syn: stock, gillyflower]

2. Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors;
[syn: carnation, clove pink, gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gillyflower \Gil"ly*flow`er\, n. [OE. gilofre, gilofer, clove, OF. girofre, girofle, F. girofle: cf. F. girofl['e]e gillyflower, fr. girofle, Gr. ? clove tree; ? nut + ? leaf, akin to E. foliage. Cf. Caryophyllus, July-flower.] [Written also gilliflower.] (Bot.) 1. A name given by old writers to the clove pink (Dianthus Caryophyllus) but now to the common stock (Matthiola incana), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core. Clove gillyflower, the clove pink. Marsh gillyflower, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi). Queen's gillyflower, or Winter gillyflower, damewort. Sea gillyflower, the thrift (Armeria vulgaris). Wall gillyflower, the wallflower (Cheiranthus Cheiri). Water gillyflower, the water violet. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

gillyflower n 1: any of several Old World plants cultivated for their brightly colored flowers [syn: stock, gillyflower] 2: Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors [syn: carnation, clove pink, gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus]