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rock cress

noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of rock cress

  • The bright magenta-colored blossoms of the rock-cress may be looked for in early spring along the hills of the Coast Ranges.

    The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits

    Mary Elizabeth Parsons


British Dictionary definitions for rock cress

rock cress

noun
  1. another name for arabis
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