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a plant of the genus Iberis, of the mustard family, especially I. umbellata, an ornamental plant with tufted pink, violet, purple, or red flowers, originally from the island of Crete.
Historical Examples

Gardening for Little Girls Olive Hyde Foster
Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome
The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Amanda Minnie Douglas
The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. Ellen Eddy Shaw
Dew Drops, Vol. 37, No. 15, April 12, 1914 Various
Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
A Woman’s Hardy Garden Helena Rutherfurd Ely
Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1 William Powell Frith

either of two species of Iberis grown as annual garden plants for their umbels (“tufts”) of white, red, or purplish flowers See iberis


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