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water pepper

noun
1.
a widely distributed annual plant, Polygonum hydropiper, of marshes and bogs, characterized by acrid, peppery-tasting leaves.
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  • Perhaps this is the water pepper, which, according to English tradition, has the same effect if placed under the saddle.

  • water pepper, put under the saddle of a tired horse, will refresh him and cause him to travel well again.

British Dictionary definitions for water pepper

water pepper

noun
1.
any of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Polygonum, esp P. hydropiper, of marshy regions, having reddish stems, clusters of small greenish flowers, and acrid-tasting leaves
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