shepherd's purse

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shepherd's purse

n.
An annual plant (Capsella bursa-pastoris) in the mustard family, native to Eurasia and widespread as a weed, having small white flowers and flat, heart-shaped or triangular seedpods.

[From its pouchlike pods.]
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Noun1.shepherd's purse - white-flowered annual European herb bearing triangular notched podsshepherd's purse - white-flowered annual European herb bearing triangular notched pods; nearly cosmopolitan as an introduced weed
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Capsella, genus Capsella - shepherd's purse
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