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sweet william

noun, sweet wil·liam often capitalized W \ˌswēt-ˈwil-yəm\

Definition of SWEET WILLIAM

:  a widely cultivated Old World pink (Dianthus barbatus) with small white to deep red or purple flowers often showily spotted, banded, or mottled and borne in flat-topped cymes

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Origin of SWEET WILLIAM

from the name William
First Known Use: 1573

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