alyssum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek alysson, plant believed to cure rabies, from neuter of alyssos curing rabies, from a- + lyssa rabies Date: 1548 1. any of a genus (Alyssum) of Eurasian herbs of the mustard family with small usually yellow racemose flowers — called also madwort 2. sweet alyssum

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  • Alyssum — A*lys sum ([.a]*l[i^]s s[u^]m), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a lysson, name of a plant, perh. fr. a priv. + ly ssa raging madness.] (Bot.) A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The {sweet alyssum} ({Alyssum maritimum}), cultivated for bouquets, bears small …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alyssum — ● alyssum nom masculin (grec alusson, plante salutaire contre la rage) Crucifère aux nombreuses petites fleurs en grappes, telle que la corbeille d argent et la corbeille d or, utilisées en bordure dans les jardins. ⇒ALYSSE, subst. fém.; ALYSSON …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alyssum — [ə lis′əm] n. [ModL < Gr alysson, madwort < alyssos, curing madness < a , without + lyssa, madness, rage; ? orig., with shining eyes (see LIGHT1): cf. LYNX] 1. any of a genus (Alyssum) of crucifers with white or yellow flowers and… …   English World dictionary

  • Alyssum — Alyssum, Steinkraut, aus der Familie der Kreuzblumigen, 15 Kl. 1 Ord. L., viele Arten; davon das Alyssum saxatile in Deutschland z.B. den Phonolithkegel des Hohentwiel im Frühlinge wie vergoldend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Alyssum — Tourn. (Steinkraut), Gattung der Kruziferen, Kräuter, Stauden oder Halbsträucher mit einfachen, behaarten Blättern, kleinen weißen oder gelben Blüten und eiförmigen bis kreisrunden Früchten. Etwa 100 Arten, besonders in den Mittelmeerländern.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alyssum — L., Steinkraut, Pflanzengattg. der Kruziferen, meist mittelländ. Arten, in Deutschland A. calycĭnum L …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alyssum — genus name for plants of the mustard family, 1550s, from L. alysson, from Gk. alysson, which is perhaps the neuter of adjective alyssos curing madness, from privative prefix a + lyssa madness, rage, fury …   Etymology dictionary

  • Alyssum — Steinkräuter Berg Steinkraut (Alyssum montanum), Illustration Systematik Unterklasse: R …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alyssum — Alyssum …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alyssum — taxobox name = Alyssum image caption = Alyssum montanum regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Brassicaceae genus = Alyssum genus authority = L. subdivision… …   Wikipedia

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