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Level 2 - concrete
Word: Carnation (flower)
Common name of the "Dianthus Caryophyllus" or "pink," a herbaceous perennial flowering plant native to southern Europe but widely cultivated from ancient times for its fragrance and beauty and abundant in Normandy, 1530s, of uncertain origin.
The early forms are confused; perhaps (on evidence of early spellings) it is a corruption of coronation, from the flower's being used in chaplets or from the toothed crown-like look of the petals.
Or it might be called for its pinkness and derive from Middle French carnation "person's color or complexion", which probably is from Italian dialectal carnagione "flesh color," from Late Latin carnationem (nominative carnatio) "fleshiness," from Latin caro "flesh".
A double-flowered cultivated variety of clove pink, with gray-green leaves and showy pink, white, or red flowers.
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