Definition of Cistus

1. Noun. Small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africa.

Exact synonyms: Genus Cistus
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cistaceae, Family Cistaceae, Rockrose Family
Member holonyms: Rock Rose, Rockrose



Definition of Cistus

1. Noun. A rock-rose; a plant of the genus Cistus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cistus

1. a flowering shrub [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cistus

cisterna venae magnae cerebri
cisternae
cisternae subarachnoideales
cisternal
cisternal maturation model
cisternal puncture
cisternography
cisterns
cistic
cistrome
cistromes
cistron
cistronic
cistrons
cists
cistus (current term)
cistuses
cistvaen
cistvaens
cisvestism
ciswoman
ciswomen
cit
citability
citable
citadel
citadels
cital
citalopram
citals

Literary usage of Cistus

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1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Money-wort-leaved cistus. Nat. of Spain and Barbary. Cult. 1752, by Mr. Ph. Miller. ... Wild Thyme-leaved cistus. Nat. of the Alps of Austria. Cult. ..."

2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1816)
"Capsula. Specific Character and Synonym. cistus ... 74. t. 158. Cavan. le. 2. p. 56. í. 173. Marl. Mill. Diet. n. 15. cistus ..."

3. An Encyclopædia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1869)
"Holly Rose, Gerard ; Gum cistus ; Clite, ... AVw. ; the purple Gum cistus. the purple shrubby cistus ... C. INCA'NUS L. The hoary cistus, or Rock Host. ..."

4. Flora historica: or, The three seasons of the British parterre historically by Henry Phillips (1829)
"UNDER the title of cistus is comprised an extensive genus of plants, all equally celebrated for their beauty and their fragility. These favourites of Flora ..."

5. The Encyclopædia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the by Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1839)
"Gum Ladanum is the produce of a very handsome species of cistus, ... cistus Creticus. exuded from the glands of the leaves was obtained by driving goats in ..."

6. On Planting and Rural Ornament: A Practical Treatise by Mr Marshall, Marshall (William) (1803)
"... cistus Gum cistus of Montpelier Hoary cistus White cistus : Sage-leaved ... cistus Round-leaved cistus Cretan cistus Narrow-leaved cistus American Alder ..."

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