as a noun, 'pink' refers to the color itself. Additionally, it can refer to a type of flower known as Dianthus.
Pink is her favorite color.
He gave her a bouquet of pinks for her birthday.
The room was painted in a shade of pink.
when 'pink' is used as an adjective, it describes the color that is a pale tint of red.
She wore a pink dress to the party.
The sky turned a soft pink during the sunset.
I bought pink curtains for my room.
to 'pink' means to pierce, cut, or decorate with a perforated or punched pattern, especially in leatherworking or when making decorative edges on fabric.
She pinked the edges of the fabric to give it a decorative look.
The leather was pinked with a beautiful design.
Crafters often use special scissors to pink fabric edges to prevent fraying.
when referring to the action of making decorative edges, it's often associated with 'pinking shears,' a type of scissors used for this purpose. Don't confuse the verb form with the more common adjective and noun forms. Context is key!