- genus Alyssum
A taxonomic genus within the family Brassicaceae — flowering herbs, native to western Eurasia and North Africa, formerly including the members of Lobularia and Aurinia.
Other Word Forms of Alyssum
Origin of Alyssum
New Latin Alyssum genus name from Latin alysson kind of madder from Greek alusson a plant believed to cure rabies a- not a–1 lussa rabies wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
New Latin, from Latin, from ălyssŏn (“madwort (Alyssum; Lobularia maritima, sweet alyssum?; Asperugo?”), from Ancient Greek ἄλυσσον (alusson).
From Ancient Greek ἄλυσσον (alusson).
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