any pungent plant belonging to the genus Lepidium, of the mustard family, used as a potherb or salad vegetable.
- Also called pep·per·cress [pep-er-kres]. /ˈpɛp ərˌkrɛs/.
- Compare garden cress.
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How to use peppergrass in a sentence
We prefer early lettuce to cresses or peppergrass, and see no reason for their cultivation, but their rapid growth.Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
The upland cress, sometimes called peppergrass, is easily grown from seed sown in drills a foot apart.The Vegetable Garden | Anonymous
Dispose in a nest of peppergrass, water cress, endive or lettuce heart leaves.Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners | Elizabeth O. Hiller
We ate rose-leaves, also, and grass roots, and smarting peppergrass.Child Life in Colonial Days | Alice Morse Earle
Chill and serve in nests of peppergrass or lettuce heart leaves.Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners | Elizabeth O. Hiller
British Dictionary definitions for peppergrass
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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