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sweet alyssum

n.
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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sweet alyssum

n
(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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sweet′ alys′sum


n.
a garden plant, Lobularia maritima, of the mustard family, having narrow leaves and small, white or violet flowers.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.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
genus Lobularia, Lobularia - sweet alyssum
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