alyssum Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers
noun a genus of the family Cruciferae
EtymologyNL., fr. Gr. , name of a plant, perh. fr. priv. + raging madness.
(Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum (A. maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.