genus Alyssum

noun
a genus of the family Cruciferae
Syn: ↑Alyssum
Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus
Member Meronyms: ↑alyssum, ↑madwort

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  • alyssum — [ə lis′əm] n. [ModL < Gr alysson, madwort < alyssos, curing madness < a , without + lyssa, madness, rage; ? orig., with shining eyes (see LIGHT1): cf. LYNX] 1. any of a genus (Alyssum) of crucifers with white or yellow flowers and… …   English World dictionary

  • Alyssum — taxobox name = Alyssum image caption = Alyssum montanum regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Brassicaceae genus = Alyssum genus authority = L. subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • Alyssum alyssoides — taxobox name = Alyssum alyssoides regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Brassicaceae genus = Alyssum species = A. alyssoides binomial = Alyssum alyssoides… …   Wikipedia

  • Alyssum desertorum — taxobox name = Alyssum desertorum image caption = seeds regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Brassicaceae genus = Alyssum species = A. desertorum binomial …   Wikipedia

  • alyssum — /euh lis euhm/, n. 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Alyssum, of the mustard family, having clusters of small yellow or white flowers. 2. any of several related plants of the genus Aurinia, as A. saxatilis, a widely cultivated… …   Universalium

  • alyssum — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek alysson, plant believed to cure rabies, from neuter of alyssos curing rabies, from a + lyssa rabies Date: 1548 1. any of a genus (Alyssum) of Eurasian herbs of the mustard family with small usually yellow… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Alyssum simplex — ID 2980 Symbol Key ALSI8 Common Name alyssum Family Brassicaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, CO, KS, MT, NE, NM, NV, OR, UT, WY Growth Habit Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Alyssum strigosum — ID 2986 Symbol Key ALST2 Common Name alyssum Family Brassicaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, NV Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • alyssum — /əˈlɪsəm/ (say uh lisuhm), /ˈæləsəm/ (say aluhsuhm) noun 1. any of the herbs constituting the cruciferous genus Alyssum, characterised by small yellow or white racemose flowers. 2. → sweet alyssum. {New Latin, from Greek alysson name of a plant,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • alyssum — noun Any of several plants, of the genus Alyssum, that have racemes of white or yellow flowers …   Wiktionary

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