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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pink, n.
 1. 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-petaled flowers with a tubular calyx.
 2. 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.
 3. Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something. “The very pink of courtesy.”
 4. Zool. The European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer. [Prov. Eng.]
 Bunch pink is Dianthus barbatus.
 China pink, or Indian pink. See under China.
 Clove pink is Dianthus Caryophyllus, the stock from which carnations are derived.
 Garden pink. See Pheasant's eye.
 Meadow pink is applied to Dianthus deltoides; also, to the ragged robin.
 Maiden pink, Dianthus deltoides.
 Moss pink. See under Moss.
 Pink needle, the pin grass; -- so called from the long, tapering points of the carpels. See Alfilaria.
 Sea pink. See Thrift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sea pink Bot. See Thrift.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thrift n.
 1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.
    The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands.   --Spenser.
 2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.  “Your thrift is gone full clean.”
    I have a mind presages me such thrift.   --Shak.
 3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
 4. Bot. One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.
 Common thrift Bot., Armeria vulgaris; -- also called sea pink.
 Syn: -- Frugality; economy; prosperity; gain; profit.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sea pink
      n : tufted thrift of seacoasts and mountains of north temperate
          zone; occasionally grown as a ground cover [syn: cliff
          rose, Armeria maritima]