any plant of the genus Arabis, including the rock cresses.
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How to use arabis in a sentence
An interesting rock-cress is found in the arabis Depauperata, which here shows the results of its fierce struggles for existence.The Lake of the Sky | George Wharton James
arabis alpina ; Aubrietia purpurea ; Alyssum saxatile : all three very easy to grow, and very common.
The caterpillar feeds on Sisymbrium, arabis, Cardamine, and other cruciferous plants.The Butterfly Book | William Jacob Holland
The arabis with its snowy blossoms is beautiful beneath the early tulips.
Where the soil became more loamy, arabis petra again came in.Across Iceland | William Bisiker
British Dictionary definitions for arabis
any plant of the annual or perennial genus Arabis, some of which form low-growing mats with downy grey foliage and white flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers): Also called: rock cress
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