Definition of arabis in English:

arabis

noun

  • A low-growing herbaceous plant that typically bears white or pink flowers and is frequently grown in rock gardens.

    Also called rock cress
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Items stolen have included potentilla bushes, arabis and fuchsias.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

arabis

/ˈerəbəs/