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(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.
A list of plants in the garden in 1829 includes tender acacias and caesalpinia, '10 or 12 Cistuses' and bulbs, while 'the most curious thing in the greenhouse' was an annual, Cleome pentaphylla, collected by his cousin Kit in Greece 'under the obelisk of Heliopolis'.