peppercress

peppergrass

[pep-er-gras, -grahs]
noun
any pungent plant belonging to the genus Lepidium, of the mustard family, used as a potherb or salad vegetable.
Also called peppercress [pep-er-kres] .
Compare garden cress.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see pepper, grass

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peppergrass (ˈpɛpəˌɡrɑːs)
 
n
1.  any of various temperate and tropical aquatic or marsh ferns of the genus Marsilea, having floating leaves consisting of four leaflets: family Marsileaceae
2.  Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): pepperwort any of several plants of the genus Lepidium, esp L. campestre, of dry regions of Eurasia, having small white flowers and pungent seeds: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)

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