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alyssum

noun

Alyssum

noun

Etymology summary

New Latin Alyssum, genus name, from Latin alysson, kind of madder, from Greek...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Lobularia maritima [species] | sweet alyssum | sweet alison | alyssum

a species of low-growing flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. The genus name Lobularia comes from the a Greek word meaning "small pod", referring to the shape of the fruits. The name of the species maritima refers to its preferred coastal... (41 of 783 words, 7 images)

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Alyssum

a genus of about 100-170 species of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae, native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean region. The genus comprises annual and perennial herbaceous plants or ... (38 of 367 words, 2 images)

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New World Dictionary:

alyssum | Alyssum [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of crucifers with white or yellow flowers and grayish leaves | "sweet alyssum" (16 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

alyssum

any widely cultivated herbaceous garden plant of the genus "Alyssum", having clusters of small yellow or white flowers: family "Brassicaceae" ... (20 of 372 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

alyssum | golden tuft

any species of the genus "Alyssum" of the family Cruciferae (mustard family), annual and perennial herbs native to the Mediterranean area. A few ... (23 of 104 words, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

alyssum | alyssums [plural]

a herbaceous Eurasian plant which typically bears small white or yellow flowers. Some kinds are cultivated in gardens.; Genera Alyssum and Lobularia, ... (22 of 75 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

alyssum | madwort [sense-specific]

See sweet alyssum. | Any of various chiefly Mediterranean weeds or ornamentals of the genus "Alyssum" in the mustard family, having racemes of white ... (23 of 69 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

alyssum | madwort [sense-specific] | sweet alyssum [synonym, sense-specific] | Alyssum [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of Eurasian herbs of the mustard family with small usually yellow racemose flowers | "sweet alyssum" (19 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

alyssum | sweet alyssum [sense-specific]

any of various plants belonging to the genus "Alyssum", of the mustard family, having clusters of small yellow or white flowers. | any of several ... (24 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

alyssum | alyssums [plural] | Alyssum [genus]

Any of several plants, of the genus Alyssum, that have racemes of white or yellow flowers. (16 of 17 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

alyssum

Same as sweet alyssum | a perennial plant with oval hairy gray-green leaves. Flowers: bright yellow. Native to: Europe. Latin name Aurinia saxatilis. (22 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

alyssum

Origin: New Latin Alyssum, genus name, from Latin alysson, kind of madder, from Greek alusson, a plant believed to cure ... (19 of 33 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

Alyssum

First use: 1550s

Origin: genus name for plants of the mustard family, from Latin alysson, from Greek alysson, which is perhaps the neuter of adjective ... (22 of 33 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

alyssum | alyssums [plural]

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: (used loosely to denote various medicinal herbs): modern Latin, from Latin alysson, from Greek alusson, from a- "without" + ... (22 of 28 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

alyssum

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek alysson, madwort from alyssos, curing madness from a-, without + lyssa, madness, rage; perhaps ... (18 of 25 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

alyssum

First use: 16th century

Origin: from New Latin, from Greek alusson, from alussos (adj) curing rabies, referring to the ancient belief in the plant's healing properties

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Merriam-Webster:

alyssum

First use: 1548

Origin: New Latin, from Greek alysson, plant believed to cure rabies, from neuter of alyssos curing rabies, from a- + lyssa rabies

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Wiktionary:

alyssum | alyssums [plural]

Origin: Ancient Greek ἄλυσσον.

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Encarta Dictionary:

alyssum

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek alysson "madwort" (believed to cure rabies) from a- "without" + lyssa "rabies"

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Audio references

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Google Dictionary:

alyssum | alyssums [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

alyssum

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YourDictionary Audio:

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