Definition of stone cress in English:

stone cress

noun

  • Any of several low-growing plants which grow on stony ground; especially (in early use) †the rock cress Arabidopsis petraea (obsolete), and (in later use) any plant of the Mediterranean genus Aethionema (family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)), commonly cultivated in rock gardens.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Gerard (c1545–1612), herbalist.