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pep·per·wort

 (pĕp′ər-wûrt′, -wôrt′)

pepperwort

(ˈpɛpəˌwɜːt)
n
1. (Plants) any of various temperate and tropical aquatic or marsh ferns of the genus Marsilea, having floating leaves consisting of four leaflets: family Marsileaceae
2. (Plants) 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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pepperwort - any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leafletspepperwort - any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets
aquatic fern, water fern - ferns that grow in water
genus Marsilea, Marsilea - clover ferns
common nardoo, Marsilea drummondii, nardo, nardoo - Australian clover fern
Marsilea quadrifolia, water clover - water fern of Europe and Asia and the eastern United States distinguished by four leaflets resembling clover leaves
2.pepperwort - annual herb used as salad green and garnish
garden cress - cress cultivated for salads and garnishes
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
genus Lepidium, Lepidium - cosmopolitan genus of annual and biennial and perennial herbs: cress
Translations
řeřicha
karse
hierba de la pimientalepidium
krassit
lepidium
kruidkers
pieprzyca
lepidium
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In the Duba' district of Ta'iz, the locals used garden cress or what is known in some regions as garden pepper cress, pepper grass, pepperwort or poor man>s pepper.
Vegetables included asparagus, fava beans, beet, cucumber, cabbage, carrots, garlic, unions, lettuce, radish, turnip and rocket; herbs (as ornamental shrubs) included basil, caraway, rosemary, sweet marjoram, coriander, dill, fennel, lavender, laurel, thyme, mint, saffron and pepperwort.