Main meanings of French pink in English

: French pink1French pink2

French pink1

noun

  • A yellow lake colour derived from the berries of species of Rhamnus.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in School Miniature.

Main meanings of French pink in English

: French pink1French pink2

French pink2

noun

  • 1US The cornflower, Centaurea cyanus.

  • 2British, South West English dialect (now rare) the plant thrift, Armeria maritima.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Weekly Wisconsin (Milwaukee).