sweet william

sweet william

noun
a pink, Dianthus barbatus, having clusters of small, variously colored flowers.
Also, sweet William.
Also called bunch pink.


Origin:
1555–65

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

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