Arabis


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arabis

(ˈærəbɪs)
n
1. (Plants) 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
2. (Botany) 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
[New Latin, from Greek arabis (fem) of Arabia]
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Noun1.arabis - annual to perennial woody herbs of temperate North America, Europe and Asia: rockcressArabis - annual to perennial woody herbs of temperate North America, Europe and Asia: rockcress
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
rock cress, rockcress - any of several rock-loving cresses of the genus Arabis
Arabis Canadensis, sicklepod - North American rock cress having very long curved pods
Arabis turrita, tower cress, tower mustard - European cress having stiff erect stems; sometimes placed in genus Turritis
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When a rust fungus invades this plant, called Arabis holboellii, the plant doubles the number of leaves produced and adds extra swirls to the rosette at its base.