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Definition of "candytuft" []

  • Any of several plants of the genus Iberis in the mustard family, native to Europe and the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated for their showy clusters of white, pink, crimson, or purple flowers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "candytuft" in a sentence
  • "I would agree that oriental poppies might be too aggressive for these delicate beauties, but candytuft is pretty aggressive too."
  • "I particularly like the bed with the Tulipa vvedenskyi ‘Tangerine Beauty’, candytuft and white daffodils."
  • "I also love the candytuft/species tulips combo, and those lovely huge groupings of pansies which I love! make a great impact."