from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the order Cruciferæ and tribe Alyssineæ, characterized by its fruit, an oblong one-celled silicle, containing very many cordate seeds with their outer coat prolonged into a short beak, and by its growth from a thick root-stock with ample and compactly imbricated leaves.


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