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(Plants) any plant of the annual or perennial Eurasian genus Iberis, 12 to 25 cm (6–12 in.) in height, with white or purple flowers. I. amara and I. umbellata are the garden candytuft Family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
[New Latin, from Iberia Spain, where many species are common]
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|Noun||1.||Iberis - Old World herbs and subshrubs: candytuft|
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
candytuft - any of various flowering plants of the genus Iberis cultivated for their showy clusters of white to red or purple flowers; native to Mediterranean region
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