Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants belonging to the natural order Cruciferæ, the mustard family, and the tribe Sisymbryeæ, characterized by long erect sepals, and a stigma with two lobes which either converge or unite to form a cone. They are branching herbs with alternate entire or pinnatifld leaves, and loose bractless racemes of white or purple flowers. About 26 species are known, natives of Europe, northern Africa, and central and western Asia; a few are sometimes cultivated for ornament. The best-known of these is M. maritima, the Mahon stock, called more often Virginia, (sometimes
virgin) stock, an annual with red or white flowers, from the shores of the Mediterranean.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; native from the Mediterranean to Afghanistan.
- n. genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; Mediterranean to Afghanistan
“Gundelia tournefortii, Noaea mucronata, Thymus spp., and Salvia cryptantha – often in oak forest clearings; various graminoid formations; and high mountain steppes of Achillea vermicularis, Ajuga chia, Helianthemum nummularium, Malcolmia africana, and Marrubium parviflorum.”
“Malcolmia strigosa, which spreads a reddish carpet over the ground, and Malcolmia Africana are common Crucifers near Ráwalpindí.”
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