sweet sultan


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sweet sultan

n.
An annual plant (Amberboa moschata) in the composite family, native to southwest Asia, widely cultivated for its fragrant white, pink, purple, or yellow flower heads.
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Noun1.sweet sultan - annual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowerssweet sultan - annual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers
thistle - any of numerous plants of the family Compositae and especially of the genera Carduus and Cirsium and Onopordum having prickly-edged leaves
Cnicus, genus Cnicus - one species: blessed thistle
2.sweet sultan - perennial of mountains of Iran and Iraq; cultivated for its fragrant rose-pink flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Centaurea, genus Centaurea - knapweed; star thistle
3.sweet sultan - Asian plant widely grown for its sweetly fragrant pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Centaurea
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Amberboa, genus Amberboa - herbs of Mediterranean to central Asia cultivated for their flowers
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Amberboa muricata 'Sweet Sultan' Good for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden, with purple-mauve fluffy flowers atop tall stems.
We have Matthiola, Nicotiana, Stocks, Swan River Daisy, Sweet Sultan, Sweet William and Wallflowers.
One may not know what or when Plow Monday is, and may not realize that the sweet sultan is the fruit of the sweetsop tree, or that sweet tangle is a kind of large seaweed, the fronds of which are loaded with sugar.