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Any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers.  Synonym: madwort.
A genus of the family Cruciferae.  Synonym: genus Alyssum.

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"Alyssum" Quotes from Famous Books

... windows peeped. Before it was a tiny garden, surrounded by a low stone wall. October though it was, the garden was still very sweet with dear, old-fashioned, unworldly flowers and shrubs—sweet may, southern-wood, lemon verbena, alyssum, petunias, marigolds and chrysanthemums. A tiny brick wall, in herring-bone pattern, led from the gate to the front porch. The whole place might have been transplanted from some remote country village; yet ...
— Anne Of The Island • Lucy Maud Montgomery

... gilt cage between the curtains at the window, broke suddenly into a jubilant fluting; and rising from the table, we stood for a minute, as if petrified, with our eyes on the bird, and on the box of blossoming sweet alyssum upon the sill. A little later, when I left with the plea that the General expected me at nine o'clock, the two elder ladies gave me their small, transparent hands, while their polite farewell sounded ...
— The Romance of a Plain Man • Ellen Glasgow

Words linked to "Alyssum" :   dilleniid dicot genus, family Cruciferae, crucifer, hoary alyssum, cruciferous plant, Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, madwort, genus Alyssum, family Brassicaceae, sweet alyssum, mustard family

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