Dianthus barbatus

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Noun1.Dianthus barbatus - Eurasian pink widely cultivated for its flat-topped dense clusters of varicolored flowersDianthus barbatus - Eurasian pink widely cultivated for its flat-topped dense clusters of varicolored flowers
garden pink, pink - any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
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The open window looked out upon a sloping lawn, well trimmed and pleasant, with fuzzy rosebushes and a star-shaped bed of sweet-william. It was bounded by a low wooden fence, which screened it off from a broad, modern, new metaled road.
Sweet-william grew there, and Gilly-flowers, and Shepherds'-purses, and Fair-maids of France.
I like also little heaps, in the nature of mole-hills (such as are in wild heaths), to be set, some with wild thyme; some with pinks; some with germander, that gives a good flower to the eye; some with periwinkle; some with violets; some with strawberries; some with cowslips; some with daisies; some with red roses; some with lilium convallium; some with sweet-williams red; some with bear's-foot: and the like low flowers, being withal sweet and sightly.