/ (ˈsɪstəs) /
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any plant of the genus CistusSee rockrose
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for cistus
C16: New Latin, from Greek kistos
Words nearby cistus
cistern, cisterna, cistern barometer, cis-trans test, cistron, cistus, cistvaen, cis woman, cit, citadel, citalopram
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How to use cistus in a sentence
The whole ground in front of her was a mass of shimmering gold, where the cistus flowers spread their yellow blossoms.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
In their hands were soon seen posies of the lovely grass of Parnassus, the mountain cistus, and the bright blue geranium.
Among the sweet shrubs from the nearer of these southern regions, one of the best for English gardens is Cistus laurifolius.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll
They reached an open moor, where there were rocks covered with cistus and wild vine.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay|Maurice Hewlett
Ladanum is a varnish or gluey coating found on the leaves of Cistus creticus, which grows in Crete.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot