di·an·thus || daɪ'ænθəs n. type of flower

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  • dianthus — /duy an theuhs/, n., pl. dianthuses. any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Dianthus, of the pink family, as the carnation or sweet william. [ < NL (Linnaeus) < Gk Di(ós) of Zeus (gen. of Zeús) + ánthos flower] * * *       plant genus of… …   Universalium

  • gardening — /gahrd ning/, n. 1. the act of cultivating or tending a garden. 2. the work or art of a gardener. [1570 80; GARDEN + ING1] * * * Laying out and tending of a garden. Though palatial gardens existed in ancient times, small home gardens became… …   Universalium

  • dianthus — [dʌɪ anθəs] noun (plural dianthuses) a flowering plant of a genus that includes the pinks and carnations. [Genus Dianthus.] Origin from Gk Dios of Zeus + anthos flower …   English new terms dictionary

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