Definition of Sweet William

1. Noun. Eurasian pink widely cultivated for its flat-topped dense clusters of varicolored flowers.

Exact synonyms: Dianthus Barbatus
Generic synonyms: Garden Pink, Pink



Definition of Sweet William

1. Proper noun. (alternative spelling of sweet william) ¹

2. Noun. A flowering plant, Dianthus barbatus, in the family Caryophyllaceae, native to the mountains of southern Europe from the Pyrenees east to the Carpathians and the Balkans. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet William

sweet-faced
sweet-potato ring rot
sweet-potato whitefly
sweet-scented
sweet-scented geranium
sweet-shop
sweet-smelling
sweet-talk
sweet-william
sweet FA
sweet F A
sweet Fanny Adams
sweet Jesus
sweet Mary
sweet Mary mother of God
sweet William
sweet acacia
sweet action
sweet alison
sweet almond
sweet almond oil
sweet alyssum
sweet as a nut
sweet as pie
sweet balm
sweet basil
sweet bay
sweet bells
sweet birch
sweet bread

Literary usage of Sweet William

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1. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"16 Sweet William Sweet William arose on last May morning, And dressed himself in blue; "Come tell unto me that long, long love Between Lyddy Margret and you ..."

2. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1877)
"FAIR MARGARET AND Sweet William. | HIS seems to be the old song quoted in Fletcher's Knight of the burning pestle, acts 2d and 3d; altho' the six lines ..."

3. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, George Lyman Kittredge (1886)
"Fair Margaret and Sweet William,' Ritson, A Select Collection of English Songs, 1783,11, 190. o. 'Fair Margaret and Sweet William,' Percy's Reliques, ..."

4. Old English Ballads by Francis Barton Gummere (1894)
"FAIR MARGARET AND Sweet William. 1. As it fell out on a long summer's day. ... And there she spy'd Sweet William and his bride, As they were riding near. 4. ..."

5. English and Scottish Ballads by Francis James Child (1880)
"Or is it sweet William, my ain true love, To Scotland new come home ? " " It is na your father, it is na your mother. It is na your brother John ; But it ..."

6. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy (1844)
"FAIR MARGARET AND Sweet William. THIS seems to be the old song quoted in Fletcher's " Knight of the Burnin ..."

7. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"16 Sweet William Sweet William arose on last May morning, And dressed himself in blue; "Come tell unto me that long, long love Between Lyddy Margret and you ..."

8. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy, Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1877)
"FAIR MARGARET AND Sweet William. | HIS seems to be the old song quoted in Fletcher's Knight of the burning pestle, acts 2d and 3d; altho' the six lines ..."

9. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, George Lyman Kittredge (1886)
"Fair Margaret and Sweet William,' Ritson, A Select Collection of English Songs, 1783,11, 190. o. 'Fair Margaret and Sweet William,' Percy's Reliques, ..."

10. Old English Ballads by Francis Barton Gummere (1894)
"FAIR MARGARET AND Sweet William. 1. As it fell out on a long summer's day. ... And there she spy'd Sweet William and his bride, As they were riding near. 4. ..."

11. English and Scottish Ballads by Francis James Child (1880)
"Or is it sweet William, my ain true love, To Scotland new come home ? " " It is na your father, it is na your mother. It is na your brother John ; But it ..."

12. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs by Thomas Percy (1844)
"FAIR MARGARET AND Sweet William. THIS seems to be the old song quoted in Fletcher's " Knight of the Burnin ..."

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