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Definition of peppergrass

Peppergrass
Peppergrass Pep"per*grass`, n. (Bot.) (a) Any herb of the cruciferous genus Lepidium, especially the garden peppergrass, or garden cress, Lepidium sativum; -- called also pepperwort. All the species have a pungent flavor. (b) The common pillwort of Europe (Pilularia globulifera). See Pillwort.
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Pillwort Pill"wort`, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Pilularia; minute aquatic cryptograms, with small pill-shaped fruit; -- sometimes called peppergrass.
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Cress Cress (kr[e^]s), n.; pl. Cresses (kr[e^]s"[e^]z). [OE. ces, cresse, kers, kerse, AS. cresse, cerse; akin to D. kers, G. kresse, Dan. karse, Sw. krasse, and possibly also to OHG. chresan to creep.] (Bot.) A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic. Note: The garden cress, called also peppergrass, is the Lepidium sativum; the water cress is the Nasturtium officinale. Various other plants are sometimes called cresses. To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread. --Goldsmith. Bitter cress. See under Bitter. Not worth a cress, or ``not worth a kers.' a common old proverb, now turned into the meaningless ``not worth a curse.' --Skeat.

Meaning of peppergrass from wikipedia

- cress, maca, and dittander. General common names include peppercress, peppergr****, and pepperwort. Some species form tumbleweeds. The genus name Lepidium...
- including perennial pepperweed, broadleaved pepperweed, pepperwort, or peppergr****, dittander, dittany, and tall whitetop, is a perennial plant that is...
- mustard family known by the common names Idaho pepperweed and slickspot peppergr****. It is endemic to Idaho in the United States, where it is mostly limited...
- lecturer, and Catholic priest, known under the ****umed name of "Paul Peppergr****". His father was the wealthy proprietor of the prin****l hotel in the...
- (Cruciferae) common peppergr****, elongate peppergr****, hairy-fruited peppergr****, large-fruited peppergr****, prairie peppergr**** Lepidium densiflorum...
- Jacob Hübner in 1823. Its only species, Eustixia pu****, the spotted peppergr**** moth, described by the same author in the same publication, is found...
- laxative use began as a child when his mother would collect dandelions and peppergr**** around the railroad tracks to give to her children for their health....
- rare species that occur nowhere else including Lepidium davisii (Davis' peppergr****) and Branchinecta raptor - a recently discovered giant fairy shrimp....
- Lepidium fremontii, the desert pepperweed, is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family which is native to the southwestern United States, where...
- the starving men gorged themselves on endemic birds, crabs, eggs, and peppergr****. After just one w****, they had largely exhausted the island's food resources...
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