康乃馨

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Chinese[edit]

peaceful; spongy (of radishes) and fragrant
simp. and trad.
(康乃馨)
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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic matching of English carnation. For Taiwanese Hakka khà-né-siòng, via Japanese カーネーション (kānēshon).

Pronunciation[edit]


Note:
  • khang-nài-sin - from Mandarin;
  • khà-né-siòng - from Japanese.

Noun[edit]

康乃馨

  1. carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) (flower)

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