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Noun: sweet sultan
  1. Annual of Mediterranean to Portugal having hairy stems and minutely spiny-toothed leaves and large heads of yellow flowers
    - blessed thistle, Cnicus benedictus
  2. Perennial of mountains of Iran and Iraq; cultivated for its fragrant rose-pink flowers
    - Centaurea imperialis
  3. Asian plant widely grown for its sweetly fragrant pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Centaurea
    - Amberboa moschata, Centaurea moschata

Derived forms: sweet sultans

Type of: flower, thistle

Part of: Amberboa, Centaurea, Cnicus, genus Amberboa, genus Centaurea, genus Cnicus

Encyclopedia: Sweet sultan