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pepperwort

[pep-er-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈpɛp ərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
Origin of pepperwort
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; pepper + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for pepperwort

pepperwort

/ˈpɛpəˌwɜːt/
noun
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.
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) Usual US and Canadian name peppergrass
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