from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants belonging to the natural order Cruciferæ, the mustard family, and the tribe Sisymbryeæ, characterized by long erect sepals, and a stigma with two lobes which either converge or unite to form a cone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; native from the Mediterranean to Afghanistan.

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  • noun genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; Mediterranean to Afghanistan


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  • Gundelia tournefortii, Noaea mucronata, Thymus spp., and Salvia cryptantha – often in oak forest clearings; various graminoid formations; and high mountain steppes of Achillea vermicularis, Ajuga chia, Helianthemum nummularium, Malcolmia africana, and Marrubium parviflorum.

    Eastern Anatolian deciduous forests 2008

  • Malcolmia strigosa, which spreads a reddish carpet over the ground, and Malcolmia Africana are common Crucifers near Ráwalpindí.

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir James McCrone Douie 1894


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