candytuft

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noun can·dy·tuft \ˈkan-dē-ˌtəft\

Definition of candytuft

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

Origin and Etymology of candytuft

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


First Known Use: 1629


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