Definition of Pepperwort

1. Noun. Any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets.

Exact synonyms: Clover Fern
Generic synonyms: Aquatic Fern, Water Fern
Group relationships: Genus Marsilea, Marsilea
Specialized synonyms: Common Nardoo, Marsilea Drummondii, Nardo, Nardoo, Marsilea Quadrifolia, Water Clover



2. Noun. Annual herb used as salad green and garnish.
Exact synonyms: Common Garden Cress, Garden Pepper Cress, Lepidium Sativum, Pepper Grass
Terms within: Garden Cress
Generic synonyms: Cress, Cress Plant
Group relationships: Genus Lepidium, Lepidium

Definition of Pepperwort

1. n. See Peppergrass.

Definition of Pepperwort

1. Noun. Any of several species of perennial plant in the genus ''Lepidium'' (originally specifically dittander), which is a member of the mustard and cabbage family. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Pepperwort

1. See Peppergrass. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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pepperwort (current term)
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Literary usage of Pepperwort

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1. The History of the County of Dublin by John D'Alton (1838)
"... hairy pepperwort ; gnaphalium dioicum, mountain cudweed, flowering in June and July, &e. The pedestrian will, undoubtedly, not be satisfied with this ..."

2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1913)
"pepperwort TO COTTON. Stigmas of two cotton flowers from the greenhouse were inoculated by the application of conidia in sterile water. ..."

3. The English Physician; Enlarged with Three Hundred and Sixty-nine Medicines by Nicholas Culpeper (1814)
"Our common pepperwort sendeth forth somewhat long and broad leaves, of a light bluish greenish colour, finely dented about the edges, and pointed at the ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Marsilea quadrifolia L European Marsilea or pepperwort. Fig. 85. ... Hairy pepperwort. Fig. 86. M. vestita Hook. & Grev. Ic. Fil. pi. 159. 1831. ..."

5. Flora scotica, or, A description of Scottish plants, arranged both according by William Jackson Hooker (1821)
"1f.. Two to three feet high, branched, erect. Flowers numerous, small, in many terminal clusters. 2. L. ruderale (narrow-leaved pepperwort), ..."

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