Definition of arabis in English:

arabis

noun

  • A low-growing herbaceous plant which typically bears white or pink flowers, frequently grown in rock gardens.

    Also called rock cress or wall cress
    • ‘Items stolen have included potentilla bushes, arabis and fuchsias.’
    • ‘Clip back aubretias, arabis and perennial candytufts when they have finished flowering.’
    • ‘Both are but a few inches high, and are pretty planted in spreading patches about the drifts of snowy Arabis in bloom at the same time.’

Origin

Via medieval Latin from Greek, feminine of Araps, Arab- (see Arabic).

Pronunciation:

arabis

/ˈarəbɪs/