pepperwort

[ pep-er-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈpɛp ərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /

noun

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Origin of pepperwort

First recorded in 1555–65; pepper + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for pepperwort

pepperwort
/ (ˈpɛpəˌwɜːt) /

noun

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)Usual US and Canadian name: peppergrass
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