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sweet William

n.
A plant (Dianthus barbatus) in the pink family, native to Eurasia, widely cultivated as an ornamental for its flat-topped dense clusters of white, pink, red, or purple flowers.
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sweet william

n
(Plants) a widely cultivated Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Dianthus barbatus, with flat clusters of white, pink, red, or purple flowers
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sweet` wil′liam

(or Wil′liam),


n.
a pink, Dianthus barbatus, having clusters of small, variously colored flowers.
[1555–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweet william - Eurasian pink widely cultivated for its flat-topped dense clusters of varicolored flowerssweet William - 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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Translations
hvozdík bradatýhvozdík vousatý
Bartnelke
œillet de poète
török szegfű

sweet william

nBartnelke f
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sweet william

n (flower) → garofano a mazzetti
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
It was the arm of a Saxon goddess; but no immortal had that exquisite, homely naturalness; and Philip thought of a cottage garden with the dear flowers which bloom in all men's hearts, of the hollyhock and the red and white rose which is called York and Lancaster, and of love--in-a-mist and Sweet William, and honeysuckle, larkspur, and London Pride.
Among the best or most representative single ballads are: The Hunting of the Cheviot (otherwise called The Ancient Ballad of Chevy Chase--clearly of minstrel authorship); Sir Patrick Spens; Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne; Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, and William of Cloudeslee; Captain Car, or Edom o' Gordon; King Estmere (though this has been somewhat altered by Bishop Percy, who had and destroyed the only surviving copy of it); Edward, Edward; Young Waters; Sweet William's Ghost; Lord Thomas and Fair Annet.
The name of the first of these newcomers was Vuffin; the other, probably as a pleasant satire upon his ugliness, was called Sweet William. To render them as comfortable as he could, the landlord bestirred himself nimbly, and in a very short time both gentlemen were perfectly at their ease.
SWEET WILLIAM is a classic cottage garden plant - full of colour, charm and scent.
Cohen, whose roving career has seen him involved with the likes of Deerhoof, Cass McCombs and Ariel Pink -- creates lean versions of carnival-like pop ("Sweet William"), late '70s singer-songwriter fare ("Edit Out"), and other similarly tight arrangements that provide variety with a very personal imprint.
Almost 100 types of flower have been exhibited at the show, which include Geranium, Linaria, Verbena, Helichrysum, Petunia, Chrysanthemum Annual, Dahlia, Sweet William, Begonia, Antrinum, Salvia, Staice, Phlox, Amaryllis, Viola and others.
Dianthus barbatus, or Sweet William Like all members of the Dianthus family, it's all about the delicious sweet clove scent.
DIANTHUS barbatus, or Sweet William - like all members of the Dianthus family - it's all about that delicious sweet clove scent.
Dianthus barbatus, or Sweet William, like all members of the Dianthus family - it's all about that delicious sweet clove scent.
Blume is located on Sweet William Drive, off of Hickory Ridge Road in Harrisburg.
If you're looking for a thriller that's both gripping and moving, Sweet William is the book for you.