Definition of Common gum cistus
1. Noun. Shrub having white flowers and viscid stems and leaves yielding a fragrant oleoresin used in perfumes especially as a fixative.
Generic synonyms: Rock Rose, Rockrose
Terms within: Labdanum, Ladanum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Gum Cistus
Literary usage of Common gum cistus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1838)
"This cistus, according to Mr. Maund, was introduced before 1830, and is "both a larger and hardier species" than "the common gum cistus of our gardens. ..."