Cytisus

Definitions

  • Cytisus Capitatus, Jacq
    Cytisus Capitatus, Jacq
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cytisus large genus of stiff or spiny evergreen or deciduous Old World shrubs: broom
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cytisus A genus of hardy leguminous papilionaceous shrubs, natives almost exclusively of the countries bordering on the Mediterranean. The leaves are usually composed of three leaflets, but some species are leafless. The large flowers are yellow, purple, or white. One species, C. scoparius (broom), is an extremely common shrub on uncultivated grounds, heaths, etc., of most parts of Great Britain. Some exotic species are common garden- and shrubbery-plants, as C. purpureus, an elegant procumbent shrub used in rock-work, C. alpinus, etc. See broom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cytisus sit′i-sus a group of hardy leguminous shrubby plants, with yellow, white, or purple flowers, chiefly in the warmer temperate parts of the Old World.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kytisos.

Usage

In literature:

Read paper on Cytisus scoparius to the Linnean Society.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
On July 9th Mr. Weir wrote to say that a branch of the Cytisus had been despatched to Down.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
They were now in a grove of cytisus and acacias, from whose clustering blossoms fell a soft, almost sugary perfume.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
Broom, and cytisus, and hawthorn mingled with roses, gladiolus, and sainfoin.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
In dry watercourses Cytisus is common, with a host of small Cruciferae, Boragineae, and Compositae; Papaveraceae are very common with Glaucium.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The sea-shore is a tangle of lilac and oleander and laurustinus and myrtle and lentisk and cytisus and geranium.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Broom, and cytisus, and hawthorn mingled with roses, gladiolus, and sainfoin.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Broom, and cytisus, and hawthorn mingled with roses, gladiolus, and saintfoil.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
Note on the Common Broom (Cytisus Scoparius).
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
Cytisus albus (White Broom), Cytisus scoparius (Yellow Broom), and its varieties.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
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