Iberis

noun

Ibe·​ris
īˈbirə̇s
: a genus of Old World mostly glabrous plants (family Cruciferae) having entire or pinnatifid sometimes fleshy leaves and flowers with two long and two short petals succeeded by a broad ovate pod, the herbaceous members being often cultivated for their flat-topped clusters of white or purplish flowers see candytuft

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, peppergrass, from Greek ibēris, perhaps from Ibēria (in Europe)

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“Iberis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Iberis. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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