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noun

any of several low growing plants belonging to the genus Arabis, of the mustard family, having spikes or one-sided clusters of white, pink, or purple flowers, grown as an ornamental in rock gardens.

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Origin of rock cress

First recorded in 1700–10
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rock cress

noun

another name for arabis
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