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How would you explain ‘descargado por encarnado’ in the context?

Frida reached into the water to catch a long-stemmed carnation and pointed it like a sword, swiping Lev’s cheek and then his chest.
“I am hit!” Lev cried, clasping his chest in mock drama, falling back against the bench. “Struck in the breast by a posey. What do you call this one?”
“Encarnado,” she said.
“Descargado por encarnado,” he said. Carnal wounds. Injury may be mortal.

How would you explain ‘descargado por encarnado’ in the context?
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PS: It’s form The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.

For learning: Spanish
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    This is a play on words between English and Spanish, translating and carrying on the joke about being struck in the chest by the flower (a red carnation) . Part of the joke is that the name 'carnation' comes from the word for 'flesh' or 'meat' in Latin language, and is suggestive of blood.

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