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British Dictionary definitions for cistus

cistus

noun
  1. any plant of the genus CistusSee rockrose
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Word Origin

C16: New Latin, from Greek kistos
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Examples from the Web for cistus

Historical Examples

  • I know not; the cistus is brown now, the rest all deep and brilliant green.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

    J. Munro

  • So we drove on among the cistus bushes and I asked him about the lottery.

    Diversions in Sicily

    H. Festing Jones

  • I know not; the cistus is brown now, the rest all deep or brilliant green.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Her pride fell flat, as the cistus stamen at a touch droops away on the petal.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • Polyadelphia: stamens united into three or more bundles; as in hypericum and cistus.