[al-uh-suh n]


a female given name, form of Alice. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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sweet alison another name for sweet alyssum
small alison a rare compact annual, Alyssum alyssoides, having small yellow flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)

Word Origin for alison

altered from alyssum
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Word Origin and History for alison


fem. proper name, from French Alison, a diminutive of Alice.

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