Definition of Cistuses
1. cistus [n] - See also: cistus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cistuses
Literary usage of Cistuses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"In the Old World, the cistuses are important garden plants, but they are little known in America. ... Probably the most beautiful of all cistuses. cc. ..."
2. The New Gardening: A Guide to the Most Recent Developments in the Culture of by Walter Page Wright (1913)
"I pick from my collection of cistuses the names of a few species which cannot ... It is dwarf as cistuses go—a foot high in a dry year on poor limestone, ..."
3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... during the whole of which time the plants are daily provided with new ones. The same holds good in most Crucifera, cistuses, Rock-roses (Helianthemum), ..."
4. Pot-pourri from a Surrey Garden by Maria Theresa Earle (1897)
"Who would have expected that there are thirty-five cistuses, ... cistuses are such charming plants, opening their papery blooms in the sunlight ..."
5. Alpines and Bog-plants by Reginald John Farrer (1908)
"... till all the sweet plants, all grey lavenders, all straggling thymes, all odorous, gummy cistuses pant in thrills of vertiginous sweetness. ..."