cistus

noun
cis·tus | \ˈsistəs\

Definition of cistus 

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Cistaceae) of shrubs or woody herbs widely distributed in the Mediterranean region and the Orient and distinguished by opposite leaves and capsular fruits with 5 or 10 valves — see rockrose

2 plural -es : any plant of the genus Cistus : rockrose

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History and Etymology for cistus

New Latin, from Greek kistos, kisthos rockrose

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