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An annual or perennial herb (Lobularia maritima) in the mustard family, native to the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated for its small, fragrant, typically white or lavender flowers.
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(Plants) a Mediterranean plant, Lobularia maritima, having clusters of small fragrant white or violet flowers, that is widely grown in gardens: family Brassicaceae (crucifers). See also alyssum
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a garden plant, Lobularia maritima, of the mustard family, having narrow leaves and small, white or violet flowers.
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|Noun||1.||sweet alyssum - perennial European plant having clusters of small fragrant usually white flowers; widely grown in gardens|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
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