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cistus

(ˈsɪstəs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Cistus. See rockrose
[C16: New Latin, from Greek kistos]
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Noun1.cistus - small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North AfricaCistus - small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africa
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Cistaceae, family Cistaceae, rockrose family - shrubs or woody herbs of temperate regions especially Mediterranean
rock rose, rockrose - small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; grown for their showy flowers and soft often downy and aromatic evergreen foliage
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The aroma of cistuses instantly conjures up the Mediterranean so if you have a great holiday somewhere growing a plant from your destination may conjure up happy memories.