: a small genus of annual or biennial herbs (family Brassicaceae) of north temperate regions with basal rosettes of petioled leaves, cauline leaves short-petioled or clasping, and flowers having white, purplish, or sometimes yellow petals see mouse-ear cress

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New Latin, from Arabid-, Arabis + -opsis

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“Arabidopsis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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