Definition of Pepper root
1. Noun. North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots.
Generic synonyms: Bitter Cress, Bittercress
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Literary usage of Pepper root
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1. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1812)
"The PEPPER-ROOT grows ... or Pepper- root, and from him we learn, that the number of leaves on the item is indeterminate, ..."
2. The Materia medica of the Hindus: Compiled from Sanskrit Medical Works by Udoy Chand Dutt (1877)
"... black pepper, long pepper, ginger and long pepper root, equal parts in fine powder; treacle, equal in weight to all the other ingredients and mix. ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"They are ornamental herbs, with creeping singularly toothed root-stocks, from which they receive the names of pepper-root and toothwort. ..."
4. Songs of Modern Greece by George Frederick Abbott (1900)
"Chorus :—Pepper-root, Slim, slender waist, would that thou wert mine ! ... Set youths to dig and old men to prune, Chorus :—Pepper-root, Slim, slender waist ..."
5. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
""pepper root" alludes to its pungent properties. It is well known to children who dig up the crisp, white underground parts and eat them. ..."
6. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"DENTARIA, L. Toothwort, Pepper-root. Cruciferae. From Latin, ''toothed", of the ... S. Cut-leaved Toothwort or Pepper-root, Crow-toe, Crow-foot*. 661. ..."
7. Songs of Modern Greece; with Introductions, Translations, and Notes. by George Frederick Abbott (1900)
"THE VINEYARD. famous vineyard, and close-trimmed, Chorus :—Pepper-root, Slim, ... Chorus :—Pepper-root, Slim, slender waist, would that thou wert mine ! ..."