1. small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africa
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How To Use Cistus In A Sentence

  • Oeillet opens juicy and citrusy and with a definite hit of sage, cistus and galbanum absolute that gush out and breathes like drips of blood and wine on earth. Archive 2009-03-01
  • I know not; the cistus is brown now, the rest all deep or brilliant green. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin
  • The separate petals of the cistus and cherry fall as easily as the foxglove drops its bells; -- on the other hand, there are monopetalous things that don't drop, but hold on like the convoluta, [19] and make the rest of the tree sad for their dying. Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers
  • They have planted a formal, yew-encircled rose garden, with blue-painted pergolas and arbours, and have recently planted a gravel garden beside the sea road, with cistus, eryngiums and grasses.
  • Left, gold wreath of flowering myrtle dating to the fourth century B.C. from a funerary cistus in a tumulus at Evropos, Kilkis (Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki) Right, a silver wine jug (Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai, Vergina) [LARGERIMAGE] Great Alexander in New York
  • His garden has a ‘contemplative side’, with plants from China and Japan, including maples and Himalayan poppies, and a sunnier, Mediterranean side, with euphorbia, osteospermum, sedums, cistus and lavenders.
  • These include cistus, phlomis, lavenders, rosemary, myrtle, santolinas and artemesias.
  • Vanilla and rum add sweetness, and woods and cistus add an underlining pine-like masculinity that is maintained through out the composition. Archive 2006-10-01
  • _sandal_ tree is also fragrant; _labdanum_ or _ladanum_, is a resinous gum of dark color and pungent odor, exuding from various species of the cistus, a plant found around the Mediterranean; _aloe-balls_ are made from a bitter resinous juice extracted from the leaves of aloe-plants; Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning
  • These and plants such as lavatera, buddleia and cistus are generally not worth moving unless they have been in the ground for two or three years.
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