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peppergrass

[ pep-er-gras, -grahs ]
/ ˈpɛp ərˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs /
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noun

any pungent plant belonging to the genus Lepidium, of the mustard family, used as a potherb or salad vegetable.

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Also called pep·per·cress [pep-er-kres]. /ˈpɛp ərˌkrɛs/.
Compare garden cress.

Origin of peppergrass

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at pepper, grass
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British Dictionary definitions for peppergrass

peppergrass
/ (ˈpɛpəˌɡrɑːs) /

noun US and Canadian

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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