Definition of Candytuft

1. Noun. Any of various flowering plants of the genus Iberis cultivated for their showy clusters of white to red or purple flowers; native to Mediterranean region.

Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Iberis, Iberis

Definition of Candytuft

1. n. An annual plant of the genus Iberis, cultivated in gardens. The name was originally given to the I. umbellata, first, discovered in the island of Candia.

Definition of Candytuft

1. Noun. An annual plant of the genus ''Iberis''. ¹

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Definition of Candytuft

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candytuft

candy men
candy store
candy striper
candy stripers
candy thermometer
candytuft (current term)
cane blight
cane brake
cane knife
cane rat
cane rats
cane reed
cane sugar
cane toad
cane toads
canebrake rattler

Literary usage of Candytuft

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1. Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure by Nils J├Ânsson-Rose (1897)
"I, coronaria, the rocket candytuft of gardens, grows about a foot high with leafy stems and lanceolate leaves ; flowers white, in several close terminal ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1862)
"Here is the list: Phlox Drummondii, Mignonnette, Sweet Alyssum, Schizanthus, German Asters, Balsams, Clarkia, candytuft, Ageratum, Lobelia, ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... chrysanthemums, stock, candytuft, verbenas, and marigolds are not uncommon where any attempt is made to grow flowers. Window gardens and boxes add many ..."

4. Garden Flowers: How to Cultivate Them. A Treatise on the Culture of Hardy by Edward Sprague Rand (1866)
"candytuft. [Cruciferae.] A genus containing some well-known hardy annuals, ... candytuft makes a good clump-plant for a geometrical garden, because it does ..."

5. Handy Book of the Flower-garden, Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1876)
"candytuft. in bloom they can be covered from wet and late frosts, they will remain in beauty much longer than when exposed to all weathers. ..."

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