- any plant of the genus Arabis, including the rock cresses.
Origin of arabis
Examples from the Web for arabis
Historical Examples of arabis
A double daffodil looks horribly out of place, while the double white rock cress (Arabis albida) will pass.Making A Rock Garden
Henry Sherman Adams
There are many kinds of Arabis, widely distributed, with small, white or purplish flowers.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers
The Arabis is easily propagated by slips or rootlets, which should be taken after flowering.
It was tolerated rather than cultivated, as was its companion, the Arabis or Rock Cress—both crowding, monopolizing creatures.Old-Time Gardens
Alice Morse Earle
Where the soil became more loamy, Arabis petra again came in.Across Iceland
- 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