Definition of Genus Arabis
1. Noun. Annual to perennial woody herbs of temperate North America, Europe and Asia: rockcress.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Member holonyms: Rock Cress, Rockcress, Arabis Canadensis, Sicklepod, Arabis Turrita, Tower Cress, Tower Mustard
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Arabis
Literary usage of Genus Arabis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1884)
"genus Arabis. (Rock Cress). A. Canadensis (Sickle-pod). Medical properties: Diuretic, antiscorbutic. Genus Cardamine. (Bitter Cress). ..."
2. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"In the genus Arabis, or Wall-cress, some of them common annuals, with white flowers, the silique is linear, with the valves flat, and 1-nerved. ..."
3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1904)
"... for the genus Arabis (and in fact the whole family of Cruciferae) is mainly a northern one, and at the type-locality the species under consideration is ..."
4. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by William Jackson Hooker (1833)
"Persoon has made no alteration in the specific character of Michaux's C. rotundifolia; but under the genus Arabis he has given the C. rhomboidea of De ..."
5. The Flora of Berkshire: Being a Topographical and Historical Account of the by George Claridge Druce (1897)
"The plant forms a connecting link with the genus Arabis, and occurs in all the bordering counties. S. officinale, Scop. Fl. Carn. ed. a, ii. 26 (1772). ..."
6. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"... obtuse; cauline leaves clasping, oblong, serrate, acute. Resembles the hirsuta; perhaps a variety of it, which ought to follow it to the genus Arabis. ..."
7. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by William Jackson Hooker (1830)
"It is singular that Sprengel should have placed this plant in the genus Arabis, notwithstanding that its habit is widely different, and that it has been so ..."