Definition of Virginia stock in English:

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Virginia stock

(also Virginian stock)

noun

A low-growing sweetly scented Mediterranean plant with white, pink, or lilac flowers.
  • Malcolmia maritima, family Cruciferae.
Example sentences
  • Try Virginian stocks, and lavatera, and sunflowers, which all give a really pretty display of flowers.
  • The name gillyflower is also used for the Virginia stock, the wallflower, and for the carnation of the pink family.
  • Low growing annuals such as pansy. violas. alyssum and dwarf Virginian stock are a beautiful accompaniment to bulbs and practical as well.

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