from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, natural order Cruciferœ, containing several white- or yellow-flowered species, much employed for decorating rockwork.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum (Alyssum maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a genus of the family Cruciferae
  • noun any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers


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