any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness; "a rare word"; "rare books"
(of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside; "rare roast beef"
recurring only at long intervals; "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"
marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind; "what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell; "a rare skill"; "an uncommon sense of humor"; "she was kind to an uncommon degree"
having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"
not widely distributed; "rare herbs"; "rare patches of green in the desert"