pennycress

or pen·ny cress, pen·ny-cress

[ pen-ee-kres ]
/ ˈpɛn iˌkrɛs /

noun

any of several plants belonging to herbs of the genus Thlaspi, of the mustard family, especially T. arvense, of Europe, bearing somewhat round, flat pods.

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Origin of pennycress

First recorded in 1705–15; penny + cress
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British Dictionary definitions for pennycress

pennycress
/ (ˈpɛnɪˌkrɛs) /

noun

any of several plants of the genus Thlaspi of temperate Eurasia and North America, typically having small white or mauve flowers and rounded or heart-shaped leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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