carnationnoun [ C ]uk /kɑːˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /kɑːrˈneɪ.ʃən/
Examples from literature
- A curious kind of wild flower, a pink and fragrant carnation, blooms there profusely all summer long.
- A lady laid a letter and two white carnations on your writing-table.
- How fair carnation and wallflower the borders of the garden line!
- She brought a pot of red carnations.
- The carnations were quite fresh, and had evidently not been plucked more than an hour.