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alyssum

noun alys·sum \ə-ˈli-səm\

Definition of ALYSSUM

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:  any of a genus (Alyssum) of Eurasian herbs of the mustard family with small usually yellow racemose flowers —called also madwort

Origin of ALYSSUM

New Latin, from Greek alysson, plant believed to cure rabies, from neuter of alyssos curing rabies, from a- + lyssa rabies
First Known Use: 1548

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