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any plant of the genus Cistus or some allied genus, as Helianthemum.
any related plant.
any of various cistaceous shrubs or herbaceous plants of the Eurasian genera Helianthemum, Tuberaria, and Cistus, cultivated for their yellow-white or reddish roselike flowers


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