pink

Anything pink is colored a shade that's a combination of red and white. Young girls are traditionally dolled up in pink outfits, until they eventually rebel and refuse to wear pink as tweens.

The color pink varies from a soft, pastel shade to a bold, bright one — but they're all a lighter version of red, or red with some white added. Many flowers are pink, and there are even a few known as pinks, or garden pinks. If your doctor tells you you're "in the pink" after your checkup, she means you're very healthy. The word began as the flower name, probably from Dutch, in which pink means "small."

Definitions of pink
  1. adjective
    of a light shade of red
    synonyms: pinkish
    chromatic
    being or having or characterized by hue
  2. noun
    a light shade of red
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    pinkness
    the quality of being pink
    carnation
    a pink or reddish-pink color
    rose, rosiness
    a dusty pink color
    purplish pink, solferino
    a pink dye that was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino
    apricot, peach, salmon pink, yellowish pink
    a shade of pink tinged with yellow
    coral
    a variable color averaging a deep pink
    old rose
    a greyish-pink color
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    chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour
    a color that has hue
  3. noun
    any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    synonyms: garden pink
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    Dianthus barbatus, sweet William
    Eurasian pink widely cultivated for its flat-topped dense clusters of varicolored flowers
    Dianthus caryophyllus, carnation, clove pink, gillyflower
    Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors
    Dianthus chinensis, china pink, rainbow pink
    Chinese pink with deeply toothed rose-lilac flowers with a purplish eye; usually raised as an annual
    Dianthus deltoides, maiden pink
    low-growing loosely mat-forming Eurasian pink with a single pale pink flower with a crimson center
    Diangus gratianopolitanus, cheddar pink
    mat-forming perennial of central Europe with large fragrant pink or red flowers
    Dianthus latifolius, button pink
    much-branched pink with flowers in clusters; closely related to sweet William
    Dianthus plumarius, cottage pink, grass pink
    European pink cultivated for its very fragrant pink or rosy flowers
    Dianthus supurbus, fringed pink
    Eurasian perennial pink having fragrant lilac or rose flowers with deeply fringed margins
    Dianthus chinensis heddewigii, Japanese pink
    a flowering variety of China pink distinguished by jagged-edged petals
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    flower
    a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  4. noun
    a person with mildly leftist political views
    synonyms: pinko
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    collectivist, left-winger, leftist
    a person who belongs to the political left
  5. verb
    make light, repeated taps on a surface
    synonyms: knock, rap, tap
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    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
  6. verb
    cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
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    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  7. verb
    sound like a car engine that is firing too early
    synonyms: knock, ping
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    go, sound
    make a certain noise or sound
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