Candytuft meaning

kăndē-tŭft
Any of several plants of the genus Iberis in the mustard family, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated for their showy clusters of white, pink, crimson, or purple flowers.
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Any of a genus (Iberis) of garden plants of the crucifer family, with clusters of white, pink, or purplish flowers.
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Origin of candytuft

  • Obsolete Candy (variant of Candia) tuft

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian Candia (“the name used by the Venetian occupiers of the city of Iraklion”) + tuft

    From Wiktionary