- any pungent plant belonging to the genus Lepidium, of the mustard family, used as a potherb or salad vegetable.
Compare garden cress.
Origin of peppergrass
Also called pep·per·cress [pep-er-kres] /ˈpɛp ərˌkrɛs/.
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Examples from the Web for peppergrass
Chill and serve in nests of peppergrass or lettuce heart leaves.
We prefer early lettuce to cresses or peppergrass, and see no reason for their cultivation, but their rapid growth.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
Dispose in a nest of peppergrass, water cress, endive or lettuce heart leaves.
- any of various temperate and tropical aquatic or marsh ferns of the genus Marsilea, having floating leaves consisting of four leaflets: family Marsileaceae
- 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)Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): pepperwort
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