a Eurasian plant, Hesperis matronalis, of the mustard family, having loose clusters of four-petalled purple or white fragrant flowers.
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- damasus i,
- damasus i, saint,
- damasus ii,
- dame school,
- dame's violet,
Also called dame's violet.
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dame's rocket or damewort
a Eurasian hairy perennial plant, Hesperis matronalis, cultivated in gardens for its mauve or white fragrant flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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