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Definition of "pink" []

  • Any of a group of colors reddish in hue, of medium to high lightness, and of low to moderate saturation. (noun)
  • Any of various plants of the genus Dianthus, such as the carnation and sweet William, often cultivated for their showy fragrant flowers. (noun)
  • Any of various other plants, such as the wild pink and the moss pink. (noun)
  • A flower of any of these plants. (noun)
  • The highest or best degree: in the pink of health. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pink" in a sentence
  • "One evening he observed to Lady R., whose dress was fawn color, and that of her daughter pink, "Milady, your daughter is de _pink_ of beauty.""
  • "Red* is the property which is related to green* and pink* in a way that mirrors the relations between physical red, physical green, and physical pink."
  • "Some retail income investors though will often shy away from them as the term "pink sheets" draws up bad connotations."