Definition of sweet william in English:

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sweet william

(also sweet William)

noun

A fragrant garden pink with flattened clusters of vivid red, pink, or white flowers.
  • Dianthus barbatus, family Caryophyllaceae.
Example sentences
  • I want blooming roses, daisies, tritoma, canna, coreopsis, sweet william, lobelia, lupins, gypsophilia, pansies, and the like.
  • Forget-me-not, wallflower, primula, sweet william and viola will all be available from garden centres and nurseries.
  • As you cut down summer annuals and biennials, such as foxglove, hollyhock, poppy and sweet william, break apart the seed heads and sprinkle the seeds around.

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Syllabification: sweet wil·liam

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