A brand name of condensed milk in the UK. Old people seem to like
Carnation, certainly my grandparents seemed to smother any dessert
they ate with it. I've a feeling that this is because during the War
it caught be bought as part of your milk ration (which was far more
generous than the sugar ration), but it was sweet-tasting.

Car*na"tion (?), n. [F. carnation the flesh tints in a painting, It carnagione, fr. L. carnatio fleshiness, fr. caro, carnis, flesh. See Carnal.]

1.

The natural color of flesh; rosy pink.

Her complexion of the delicate carnation. Ld. Lytton.

2. pl. Paint.

Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the flesh tints.

The flesh tints in painting are termed carnations. Fairholt.

3. Bot.

A species of Dianthus (D. Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.

 

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