pink

pink
pink
pink1 [piŋk]
n.
[< ?]
1. any of a genus (Dianthus) of annual and perennial plants of the pink family with white, pink, or red flowers, often clove-scented
2. the flower
3. its pale-red color
4. [see FLOWER, n. 3] the highest or finest example, degree, etc. [the pink of perfection]
5. [so named because of tendency toward red (see RED, n. 3) views] Informal a person whose political or economic views are somewhat leftist: a derogatory term
6. Brit.
a) the scarlet worn by a fox hunter
b) a fox hunter
adj.
1. designating a family (Caryophyllaceae, order Caryophyllales) of widely distributed, dicotyledonous plants with bright-colored flowers, including the carnation and sweet william
2. pale-red
3. Informal somewhat leftist: a derogatory term
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in the pink
Informal in good physical condition; healthy; fit
pinkish
adj.
pinkness
n.
pink2 [piŋk]
vt.
[ME pynken < ? or akin to OE pyngan, to prick < L pungere: see POINT]
1. to ornament (cloth, paper, etc.) by making perforations in a pattern
2. to cut a saw-toothed edge on (cloth, etc.) to prevent unraveling or for decoration
3. to prick or stab
4. to hurt, as by criticism
5. to adorn; embellish
pinker
n.
pink3 [piŋk]
n.
[LME pynk < MDu pinke]
a sailing vessel with a high, narrow stern

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