[aw-bree-shuh, -shee-uh, oh-bree-]
- any of several plants belonging to the genus Aubrietia, of the mustard family, forming dense mats and having numerous small, purplish flowers.
Origin of aubrietia
1763; < New Latin, named after Claude Aubriet (1651–1743), French painter of plants and animals; see -a2
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Examples from the Web for aubrietia
This special service ship, the Aubrietia, was hardly a member of the protective escort.
The Aubrietia had already given warning of the danger referred to in the last words of this final message.
Free–growing spring–flowers like Aubrietia, Alyssum, and Iberis, may be multiplied to any extent by division or cuttings.The Wild Garden
Arabis alpina ; Aubrietia purpurea ; Alyssum saxatile : all three very easy to grow, and very common.
aubrieta or aubretia
- any trailing purple-flowered plant of the genus Aubrieta, native to European mountains but widely planted in rock gardens: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
C19: from New Latin, named after Claude Aubriet, 18th-century French painter of flowers and animals
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