Sweet Cistus

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sweet Cistus (Bot) an evergreen shrub (Cistus Ladanum) from which the gum ladanum is obtained.
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Usage

In poetry:

Ah! there's the lily, marble pale,
The bonny broom, the cistus frail;
The rich sweet pea, the iris blue,
The larkspur with its peacock hue;
All these are fair, yet hold I will
That the Rose of May is fairer still.
"The Rose Of May" by Mary Botham Howitt