Arabis

noun

Ar·​a·​bis
ˈarəbə̇s
: a large genus of herbs (family Cruciferae) with white or purple flowers and flat siliques with nerved valves see sicklepod, tower mustard

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek arabid-, arabis, a brassicaceous plant, probably from Arab-, Araps Arab; from its ability to grow in rocky or sandy soil

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“Arabis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arabis. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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