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Definitions of cistus:

part of speech: noun

A genus of plants in the Mediterranean region.

Usage examples for cistus:

  • In the uniform plain bounded only by a distant horizon, where the lowly heather, the cistus or waving grasses, deck the soil; on the ocean shore, where the waves, softly rippling over the beach, leave a track, green with the weeds of the sea; every where, the mind is penetrated by the same sense of the grandeur and vast expanse of nature, revealing to the soul, by a mysterious inspiration, the existence of laws that regulate the forces of the universe. "COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1", Alexander von Humboldt
  • So the autumn and winter passed, and again the sun came shining down on the white walls of the opposite houses, and Heidi would think to herself that now the time had come for Peter to go out again with the goats, to where the golden flowers of the cistus were glowing in the sunlight, and all the rocks around turned to fire at sunset. "Heidi", Johanna Spyri
  • Never before had she seen white camelias, never had she smelt the fragrance of the Alpine cistus the Cape jessamine, the cedronella, the volcameria, the moss- rose, or any of the divine perfumes which woo to love, and sing to the heart their hymns of fragrance. "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac

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