sweet william

or sweet William

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noun

a pink, Dianthus barbatus, having clusters of small, variously colored flowers.

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Origin of sweet william

First recorded in 1555–65

Also called bunch pink.

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British Dictionary definitions for sweet william

sweet william

noun

a widely cultivated Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Dianthus barbatus, with flat clusters of white, pink, red, or purple flowers
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