Cheiranthus

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Noun1.Cheiranthus - Old World perennial plants grown for their showy flowersCheiranthus - Old World perennial plants grown for their showy flowers
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
Cheiranthus cheiri, Erysimum cheiri, wallflower - perennial of southern Europe having clusters of fragrant flowers of all colors especially yellow and orange; often naturalized on old walls or cliffs; sometimes placed in genus Erysimum
prairie rocket - any of several western American plants of the genus Cheiranthus having large yellow flowers
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When the Queen sees them doing this she signs to the servants to wash up and put away, and then everybody adjourns to the dance, the Queen walking in front while the Lord Chamberlain walks behind her, carrying two little pots, one of which contains the juice of wall-flower and the other the juice of Solomon's Seals.
He had seen her unclaimed at the beginning of a great function and he had had to come to her rescue to save her, as he doubtless thought, from the inglorious fate of a wall-flower.
There was likewise, at times, a vein of something like poetry in him; it was the moss or wall-flower of his mind in its small dilapidation, and gave a charm to what might have been vulgar and commonplace in his earlier and middle life.
Then wall-flowers, which are very delightful to be set under a parlor or lower chamber window.
The count soon mastered the mechanism, the gate opened, and he then found himself in a little garden, about twenty feet long by twelve wide, bounded on one side by part of the hedge, which contained the ingenious contrivance we have called a gate, and on the other by the old tower, covered with ivy and studded with wall-flowers.
So, there was a double palpitation among the double stocks and double wall-flowers, when the master and the boy looked over the little gate.
All merely graceful attributes are usually the most evanescent; nor does nature adorn the human ruin with blossoms of new beauty, that have their roots and proper nutriment only in the chinks and crevices of decay, as she sows wall-flowers over the ruined fortress of Ticonderoga.
SHE'S not exactly the wall-flower type, especially with her fresh back from Ibiza shaved and dyed hair, but Cilla Black still reckons Sheridan Smith is actually a bit on the shy side.
Thanks, Andy, for your excellent contribution to English cricket, but after the worst Ashes tour ever, the writing was on the wall-Flower.
No longer the un-allergic wall-flower, I shall yell grumpily at the village hall coffee-and-cookies crew: "Oi