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candytuft

candytuft, any plant of the genus Iberis of the family Cruciferae (mustard family), low-growing plants of the Old World. A number of half-hardy annuals and evergreen perennials are cultivated—chiefly in borders and rock gardens—for the flat-topped or elongated clusters of flowers of various colors. Candytufts are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales, family Cruciferae.

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candytuft

can·dy·tuft / ˈkandēˌtəft/ • n. a European plant (genus Iberis) of the cabbage family, with small heads of white, pink, or purple flowers, often cultivated as a garden plant.

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candytuft

candytuft plant of the genus Iberis. XVII. f. †Candy, the island Candia (Crete), whence orig. brought + TUFT.

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