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n. (Naut.) A vessel with a very narrow stern; - called also pinky. Pink stern (Naut.), a narrow stern.


 - vb. To wink; to blink.


 - adj. Half-shut; winking.


 - vb. To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles. To stab; to pierce as with a sword. To choose; to cull; to pick out.


 - n. A stab.


 - n. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite linear leaves, and handsome five-petal flowers with a tubular calyx. A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; - so called from the common color of the flower. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something.


 - (Zool.) The European minnow; - so called from the color of its abdomen in summer. Bunch pink is Dianthus barbatus.


 - China, or Indian, pink. See under ...

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