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Carnation vs. Marigold: What's the Difference?

Carnation and Marigold Definitions

Carnation

Any of numerous cultivated forms of a perennial plant (Dianthus caryophyllus) having showy, variously colored, usually double, often fragrant flowers with fringed petals.

Marigold

Any of various North and South American plants of the genus Tagetes of the composite family, widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers.

Carnation

A flower of this plant. Also called clove pink.

Marigold

Any of several plants having similar flowers, such as calendula or marsh marigold.

Carnation

A pinkish tint once used in painting.
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Marigold

Any of the Old World plants, of the genus Calendula, with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.

Carnation

A type of Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its flowers.

Marigold

Any of the New World plants, of the genus Tagetes, with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.

Carnation

Originally, Dianthus caryophyllus

Marigold

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Carnation

Other members of genus Dianthus and hybrids

Marigold

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Carnation

The type of flower they bear, originally flesh-coloured, but since hybridizing found in a variety of colours.

Marigold

Having the color of marigolds, a bright yellowish-orange hue.

Carnation

A rosy pink colour
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Marigold

A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the Calendula officinalis (see Calendula), and the cultivated species of Tagetes.

Carnation

(archaic) The pinkish colors used in art to render human face and flesh

Marigold

Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers

Carnation

A scarlet colour.

Carnation

Of a rosy pink or red colour.

Carnation

(archaic) Of a human flesh color.

Carnation

The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.
Her complexion of the delicate carnation.

Carnation

Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.
The flesh tints in painting are termed carnations.

Carnation

A species of Dianthus (Dianthus Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.

Carnation

Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors

Carnation

A pink or reddish-pink color

Carnation

Having the color of a carnation

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