Definition of Alyssum

1. Noun. Any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers.

Exact synonyms: Madwort
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Alyssum



2. Noun. A genus of the family Cruciferae.
Exact synonyms: Genus Alyssum
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Member holonyms: Madwort

Definition of Alyssum

1. n. A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum (A. maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers.

Definition of Alyssum

1. Noun. Any of several plants, of the genus ''Alyssum'', that have racemes of white or yellow flowers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alyssum

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alyssum

1. A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The sweet alyssum (A. Maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, bears small, white, sweet-scented flowers. Origin: NL, fr. Gr, name of a plant, perh. Fr. Priv. + raging madness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Alyssum

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1. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter, John Kunkel Small (1903)
"YELLOW OR SMALL alyssum. (Man. p. 466 ; IF /. /7Í/.) In fields, Ont. to NJ and Iowa. Also in the far West. Nat. or adv. from Eu. ..."

2. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1896)
"alyssum habit, with light purple flowers ; a form of this with flowers of a deeper ... Genus alyssum alyssum (Greek, a, privative, and luxmi, rage, frenzy, ..."

3. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"It succeeds in any common garden soil, if not too heavy. alyssum. ... or Golden alyssum,—is a desirable vernal flower, of dwarf habit, proper for rock-work, ..."

4. Popular Flowers, and how to Cultivate Them by Edward Sprague Rand (1876)
"SWEET alyssum. THE pretty little well-known flower called Sweet alyssum has had a ... In the allied genus alyssum there are many species of early-blooming ..."

5. Seventy-five Popular Flowers, and how to Cultivate Them by Edward Sprague Rand (1870)
"SWEET alyssum. THE pretty little well-known flower called Sweet alyssum has had a ... In the allied genus alyssum there are many species of early-blooming ..."

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