sweet alyssum

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noun

a garden plant, Lobularia maritima, of the mustard family, having narrow leaves and small, white or violet flowers.

Origin of sweet alyssum

First recorded in 1825–35
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sweet alyssum

noun

a Mediterranean plant, Lobularia maritima, having clusters of small fragrant white or violet flowers, that is widely grown in gardens: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)See also alyssum
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