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alyssum Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers
    madwort.
  2. noun a genus of the family Cruciferae
    genus Alyssum.
WordNet

A*lys"sum noun
Etymology
NL., fr. Gr. , name of a plant, perh. fr. priv. + raging madness.
Definitions
  1. (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum (A. maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.

Webster 1913


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