sweet william

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

Definition of sweet william

  1. :  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 and Etymology of sweet william

from the name William


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