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pep·per·wort

 (pĕp′ər-wûrt′, -wôrt′)
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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
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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
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Translations
řeřicha
karse
hierba de la pimientalepidium
krassit
lepidium
kruidkers
pieprzyca
lepidium
References in periodicals archive ?
X MARSILEACEAE (Pepperwort Family) Marsilea vestita Hook.
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.