A genus of cruciferous flowers madwort The sweet alyssum Alyssum maritimum cultivated for arrangements bears little white sweet scented blossoms
- any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellowish or white plants
- a genus associated with family Cruciferae
- A genus of cruciferous flowers; madwort. The nice alyssum (A. maritimum), cultivated for arrangements, bears little, white, sweet-scented plants.
a great individual, smart, funny, and awesome throughout. and breathtaking also. most likely they may be named after a flower. oh and crazy, since everyone else comes up using the nickname asylum.
genus name for plants for the mustard family, 1550s, from Latin alysson, from Greek alysson, which is possibly the neuter of adjective alyssos "healing madness," from privative prefix a- + lyssa "madness, martial rage, fury, rabies," actually "wolf-ness," associated with lykos "wolf" (see wolf (letter.)).
(n.) A genus of cruciferous plants; madwort. The nice alyssum (A. maritimum), cultivated for bouquets, holds little, white, sweet-scented flowers.
In these cases the base may give off lateral stipulary processes, as in Allium and Alyssum calycinum.