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Meaning of "gillyflower" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GILLYFLOWER

Changed (through influence of flower) from gilofre, from Old French girofle, from Medieval Latin, from Greek karuophullon clove tree, from karuon nut + phullon leaf.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GILLYFLOWER

gillyflower  [ˈdʒɪlɪˌflaʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GILLYFLOWER

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pronoun
preposition
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determiner
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Gillyflower is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GILLYFLOWER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gilliflower

A gilliflower or gillyflower is: ▪ The carnation or a similar plant of the genus Dianthus, especially the Clove Pink Dianthus caryophyllus. ▪ Matthiola incana, also known as stock. ▪ Several other plants, such as the wallflower, which have fragrant flowers. The name derives from the French giroflée from Greek karyophyllon = "nut-leaf" = the spice called clove. It was frequently used in medieval tenure documents as a means of payment of peppercorn rent for land. For example in 1262 in Bedfordshire an area of land called The Hyde was owned by someone "for the rent of one clove of gilliflower", and Elmore Court in Gloucester was granted to the Guise family by John De Burgh for the rent of "The clove of one Gillyflower" each year. In Kent in the 13th century Bartholomew de Badlesmere upon an exchange made between Edward I and himself, had a grant made to him in see of a manor and chapel, to hold in socage, "by the service of paying one pair of clove gilliflowers", by the hands of the sheriff.

Definition of gillyflower in the English dictionary

The definition of gillyflower in the dictionary is any of several plants having fragrant flowers, such as the stock and wallflower.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GILLYFLOWER


bellflower
ˈbɛlˌflaʊə
cauliflower
ˈkɒlɪˌflaʊə
coneflower
ˈkəʊnˌflaʊə
cornflour
ˈkɔːnˌflaʊə
cornflower
ˈkɔːnˌflaʊə
dayflower
ˈdeɪˌflaʊə
gelliflowre
ˈdʒelɪˌflaʊə
gilliflower
ˈdʒɪlɪˌflaʊə
mayflower
ˈmeɪˌflaʊə
moonflower
ˈmuːnˌflaʊə
pasqueflower
ˈpɑːskˌflaʊə
passionflower
ˈpæʃənˌflaʊə
ryeflour
ˈraɪˌflaʊə
satinflower
ˈsætɪnˌflaʊə
starflower
ˈstɑːˌflaʊə
strawflower
ˈstrɔːˌflaʊə
sunflower
ˈsʌnˌflaʊə
twinflower
ˈtwɪnˌflaʊə
wallflower
ˈwɔːlˌflaʊə
windflower
ˈwɪndˌflaʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GILLYFLOWER

gillaroo
giller
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
Gilles de Retz
Gillespie
gillet
gillflirt
gillie
gillies
gilliflower
Gillingham
gillion
gillnet
gillnetter
gillravage
gillravitch
Gillray
gills
gilly
gillyvor

WORDS THAT END LIKE GILLYFLOWER

bird-of-paradise flower
blower
cam follower
elderflower
flower
follower
glass-blower
glower
lower
monkey flower
power
purple coneflower
safflower
snowblower
swallower
sword-swallower
the Mayflower
trumpet flower
whistle blower
whistle-blower
wild flower

Synonyms and antonyms of gillyflower in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gillyflower» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GILLYFLOWER

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The translations of gillyflower from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gillyflower» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

gillyflower
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gillyflower
570 millions of speakers

English

gillyflower
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लौंग
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

gillyflower
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

левкой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gillyflower
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লবঙ্গগন্ধী হালকা লাল ফুল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

giroflée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gillyflower
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gillyflower
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アラセイトウ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

패랭이꽃
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gillyflower
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

cây cẩm chướng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

gillyflower
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गलिफाऊझर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şebboy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gillyflower
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gillyflower
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

левкой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

micsandra
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

γαρυφαλιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

anjelier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gillyflower
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gillyflower
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gillyflower

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GILLYFLOWER»

The term «gillyflower» is normally little used and occupies the 127.460 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GILLYFLOWER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gillyflower

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GILLYFLOWER»

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Gillyflower Kid: A Novel
Maximiliane von Quindt marries a Nazi officer and struggles to keep her family together in the chaos during World War II in Germany
Christine Brückner, 1982
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THE NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ED POLLED HERD BOOK
BRED BY 1876 J B.C. | | Young Monarch 246 | Mr. W. Toller 916 GILLYFLOWER - Y 1. Breeder Mr. J. Borlase Tibbits, Barton Seagrave ; s. a Suffolk Bed Bull ; d. Tiny by a Suffolk Bed Bull ; gr d Bose ; g gr d Buttercup — Y 1. See Introduction p.
HENRY F. AUREN, 1877
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Reformers on Stage: Popular Drama and Religious Propaganda ...
In 1493 The Gillyflower (and presumably The Marigold) participated in the major contest for Mechelen called by Duke Philip, who intended to have all rhetorician societies participate.10 According to St Luke's guildbook, The Gillyflower entered  ...
Gary K. Waite, 2000
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The Herd Book of Hereford Cattle
(25394) GIPSY VAN, Calved January 19, 1906 ; bred by Mr. J. Hamar, The Far- lands, Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire ; the property of Mr. W. Lewis, Cheney Longville, Craven Arms, Salop ; got by Pirate (23058), dam (Gillyflower 18th), V. 36, ...
Hereford Herd Book Society, 1907
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Ainsworth's Magazine
A fair lady once with a young lover walk'd — Gillyflower, gentle rosemary — Through a garden, and sweetly they laugh'd and they talk'd, While the dew fell over the mulberry-tree. She gave him a rose — while he sigh'd for a kiss — Gillyflower, ...
‎1844
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Miscellanies, in two parts. 1. Prose. 2. Verse, etc
had for some time lived on terms of the strictest intimacy and friendship; and it seemed, as if their connexion would have lasted for life. Gillyflower alone would give way to the illhumours of Wormwood, and on this account was a favourite; but it ...
William Fordyce Mavor, 1829
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Temple Bar
The birds are all singing. The chimney shadow is away as far as Hazelden wolds ; and Mrs. Gillyflower will be coming home again, and then the Squire. Is all ready , lass ? Run and see, and trim the fire ; the frost is coming, and all is ready here.
George Augustus Sala, Edmund Hodgson Yates, 1870
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Miscellanies
Gillyflower alone would give way to the ill- humours of Wormwood, and on this account was a favourite ; but it was soon discovered, that he was equally a favourite with all who knew him, for his mildness and affability ; while the other was ...
William Fordyce Mavor, 1829
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Ainsworth's Magazine
A tair lady once with a young lover walk'd — Gillyflower, gentle rosemary — Through a garden, and sweetly they laugh 'd and they talk'd, While the dew fell over the mulberry-tree. She gave him a rose— while he sigh'd for a kiss — Gillyflower, ...
William Harrison Ainsworth, 1844
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Temple bar, conducted by G.A. Sala
They had been drinking their tea together — Mrs. Gillyflower, the guest, and Mall. Tea ended, the girl had resumed her work, and old Martha and the stranger began to talk. A very voluble companion, in truth, was this guest, and kept the old  ...
Temple almanack

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GILLYFLOWER»

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Game of Thrones Season 5, Episode 7 recap: "The Gift"
Before he passed, Maester Aemon's foreboding warning that Gilly (lovingly nicknamed "gillyflower") should take her son south, combined with ... «DRaysBay, May 15»
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'Game of Thrones' recap: Cersei's comeuppance, and a meeting five …
"Get him south, Gillyflower, before it's too late," Aemon tells her. Later that night, Aemon lay dying, calling for his young brother Egg -- that would ... «NJ.com, May 15»
3
Hot Looks: Mother's Day - It's Not Too Late!
With notes of jasmine, rose, and gillyflower, mixed with suede, it's an extremely charming scent! $120 for 100 ml. 2) Lancôme La Nuit Trésor: ... «Vanity Fair, May 15»
4
Bath architects triumph at major architectural design awards
The Gillyflower at Elmore Court, Gloucestershire (Millar + Howard Workshop, Stroud). 10.The Lantern Craft Workshops, nr Ringwood (CaSA ... «Bath Chronicle, May 15»
5
How to Make Redbud Jelly
You can make dandelion, jasmine, lilac, carnation (Gillyflower) or other edible, fragrant flower jellies. Remember, the lemon juice will most ... «BlogHer, Apr 15»
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Game of Thrones meets Doctor Who: Actors from Maisie Williams to …
... or the 'Queen of Thorns', the Game of Thrones version of the Dowager Countess, but she played Mrs. Gillyflower in the Doctor Who story 'The ... «The Independent, Apr 15»
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'Doctor Who' Season 9 Spoilers: Maisie Williams To Guest Star; 6 …
Her "Who" character Mrs. Gillyflower tried to hide away the best humans she could find and lock them away before she poisoned the rest of the ... «International Business Times, Mar 15»
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Game of Thones' Richard Madden Wants a Doctor Who Guest Role
Dame Diana Rigg – Mrs. Gillyflower from The Crimson Horror, is/was also Olenna Tyrell, the family's matriarch. Iain Glen – Father Octavian from ... «Doctor Who UK Webzine, Mar 15»
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Elmore Court named best wedding venue in the country
After a multimillion-pound renovation, Elmore Court opened in November 2013 unveiling a new ballroom, The Gillyflower, built out of rammed ... «Gloucester Citizen, Mar 15»
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Dr Judith Rowbotham: Winter in the workhouse in Nottingham
All three of the original parishes had had workhouses from the 1720s – St Mary on York Street, St Nicholas on Gillyflower Hill, and St Peter on ... «Nottingham Post, Feb 15»

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