- any plant of the genus Arabis, including the rock cresses.
verb (used with or without object), Ar·ab·ized, Ar·ab·iz·ing.
- to place or come under Middle Eastern countries began to Arabize their oil industries. influence or domination:
- any plant of the annual or perennial genus Arabis, some of which form low-growing mats with downy grey foliage and white flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)Also called: rock cress