a plant, Malcolmia maritima, of the mustard family, native to the Mediterranean region, having oblong leaves on a weak, often reclining stem and reddish or white flowers.
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a Mediterranean plant, Malcolmia maritima, cultivated for its white and pink flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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