candytuft

noun
can·​dy·​tuft | \ ˈkan-dē-ˌtəft How to pronounce candytuft (audio) \

Definition of candytuft

: any of a genus (Iberis) of plants of the mustard family cultivated for their white, pink, or purple flowers

Examples of candytuft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Transplant or direct-seed several flowers, including snapdragon, candytuft, lilies, astilbe, larkspur, Shasta and painted daisies, stocks, bleeding heart and coral bells. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Feed your garden so it can feed you | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Feb. 2018 Flower seeds to sow now (the sooner the better): Alyssum, candytuft, forget-me-not, poppies, larkspur and cornflower. NOLA.com, "This week's gardening tips: Caring for a Christmas cactus, keep Oxalis under control," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of candytuft

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for candytuft

Candy, alteration of Candia Crete, Greek island + English tuft

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“Candytuft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candytuft. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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