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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants of the order Cruciferæ and tribe Arabideæ, characterized by a long many-seeded silique, and stigmas often thickened or horned at the back.

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

  • proper noun A genus of Old World plants grown as ornamentals.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Brassicaceae — the stocks.

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  • noun genus of Old World plants grown as ornamentals

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