1. Alyssum

noun. a genus of the family Cruciferae.


  • genus Alyssum
  • family Brassicaceae
  • family Cruciferae
  • Brassicaceae
  • mustard family
  • alyssum
  • dilleniid dicot genus
  • Cruciferae

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2. alyssum

noun. any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers.


  • Alyssum
  • genus Alyssum
  • cruciferous plant
  • crucifer


  • ἄλυσσον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Sentences with alyssum

1. Noun, singular or mass
Hyssop is a bee favorite, as well as stinging nettle, sweet alyssum and peppermint.

2. Noun, plural
These plants grow as ground cover and include alyssum and silver mound artemisia.