any cruciferous plant of the genus Cardamine, including the white-flowered hairy bittercress (C. hirsuta) of widespread distribution and the purple-flowered coralroot bittercress (C. bulbifera), predominantly of Finland.
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How to use bittercress in a sentence
"The Hairy bittercress is thriving, we thank you," John would answer.
Among English weeds, the little bittercress that grows on dry walls and hedge-banks forms an excellent example of the same device.Science in Arcady | Grant Allen
British Dictionary definitions for bittercress
one of several perennial or annual plants of the genus Cardamine, that are related to lady's-smock, including hairy bittercress (C. hirsuta), a common weed resembling shepherd's purse, with which it is often confused: family: Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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