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- 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.
- (Can we date this quote?) Of flowers there were double poppies and sweet-williams. - "The Woman At The Store", from "Selected Short Stories" by Katherine Mansfield (first published in 1912)