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pennycress

or penny cress, penny-cress

[pen-ee-kres] /ˈpɛn iˌkrɛs/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to herbs of the genus Thlaspi, of the mustard family, especially T. arvense, of Europe, bearing somewhat round, flat pods.
Origin of pennycress
1705-1715
1705-15; penny + cress
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pennycress

/ˈpɛnɪˌkrɛs/
noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Thlaspi of temperate Eurasia and North America, typically having small white or mauve flowers and rounded or heart-shaped leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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