Dianthus meaning

dī-ănthəs
Any of a genus (Dianthus) of plants of the pink family, including the carnation and sweet william.
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Any plant, such as carnations and pinks, of the genus Dianthus.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Caryophyllaceae — numerous flowering plants, including carnations, pinks, and sweet william.
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Origin of dianthus

  • New Latin Dianthus genus name probably alteration (influenced by di–) of Greek diosanthos carnation Dios genitive of Zeus Zeus dyeu- in Indo-European roots anthos flower

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition