Definition of Bitter cress

1. Noun. Any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitter Cress

bittacle
bittacles
bitte
bitted
bitten
bitten-to-the-quick
bitter
bitter-bark
bitter almond
bitter almond oil
bitter aloes
bitter apple
bitter betch
bitter chocolate
bitter cress (current term)
bitter dock
bitter end
bitter ends
bitter floom
bitter hickory
bitter lemon
bitter melon
bitter melons
bitter orange
bitter orange peel
bitter orange peel oil
bitter orange tree
bitter pea
bitter pecan

Literary usage of Bitter cress

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1. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"... and grow so far apart on a long slender stalk, as to have only a weedy effect in a garden. GENUS III. CARDAMINE, Lin. THE bitter cress. Lin. ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"April-May. Ladies'-smock or smick-smock. Milk-maid. Spink. May-flower. 2. Cardamine hirsuta L. Hairy Bitter- cress. Fig. 2084. Cardamine hirsuta L. Sp. PI. ..."

3. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"... and grow so far apart on a long slender stalk, as to have only a weedy effect in a garden. GENUS III. CARDAMINE, Lin. THE bitter cress. Lin. ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"April-May. Ladies'-smock or smick-smock. Milk-maid. Spink. May-flower. 2. Cardamine hirsuta L. Hairy Bitter- cress. Fig. 2084. Cardamine hirsuta L. Sp. PI. ..."

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