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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

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