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any plant of the genus Cardamine, of the mustard family, having clusters of white, pink, or purple flowers.
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|Noun||1.||bitter cress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic|
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
Cardamine pratensis, cuckoo flower, cuckooflower, lady's smock, meadow cress - a bitter cress of Europe and America
Cardamine bulbifera, coralroot, coral-root bittercress, coralwort, Dentaria bulbifera - European bittercress having a knotted white rootstock
Cardamine diphylla, crinkle root, crinkleroot, crinkle-root, Dentaria diphylla, pepper root, toothwort - North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots
Cardamine bulbosa, spring cress - small white-flowered cress common in wet places in eastern North America