from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, of the natural order Cruciferœ, tribe Sisymbryeæ, founded by Linnæus and consisting of about 40 species of South African herbs or shrubs with alternate leaves, racemes of white, pink, or blue flowers having the sepals equal at the base, and pendulous or deflexed pods.

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  • n. any of various South African herbs and subshrubs cultivated for long showy racemes of bright blue flowers with white eyes


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