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alyssum


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Madwort  \Mad"wort`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  cruciferous  plants  ({Alyssum})  with  white  or 
  yellow  flowers  and  rounded  pods.  {A.  maritimum}  is  the 
  commonly  cultivated  sweet  alyssum,  a  fragrant  white-flowered 
  annual. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alyssum  \A*lys"sum\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?,  name  of  a  plant,  perh. 
  fr  'a  priv.  +  ?  raging  madness.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  cruciferous  plants;  madwort.  The  {sweet  alyssum} 
  ({A.  maritimum}),  cultivated  for  bouquets,  bears  small 
  white,  sweet-scented  flowers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alyssum 
  n  1:  any  garden  plant  of  the  genus  Alyssum  having  clusters  of 
  small  yellow  or  white  flowers  [syn:  {madwort}] 
  2:  a  genus  of  the  family  Cruciferae  [syn:  {Alyssum},  {genus 
  Alyssum}] 




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