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shepherd's-purse

[shep-erdz-purs] /ˈʃɛp ərdzˈpɜrs/
noun
1.
a European weed, Capsella bursa-pastoris, having white flowers and purselike pods, naturalized in North America.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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shepherd's-purse

noun
1.
a plant, Capsella bursa-pastoris, having small white flowers and flattened triangular seed pods: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
Word Origin
C15: compare Latin bursa pastoris, French bourse-de-berger, German Hirtentasche, Dutch herdentasch
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