- n Dentaria usually included in genus Cardamine; in some classifications considered a separate genus
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n dentaria A genus of cruciferous plants, natives, of the cooler portion of the north temperate zone. It is nearly allied to Cardamine, with which it is united by some authorities, differing mainly in its few opposite or subverticillate cauline leaves, and in its scaly creeping or tuberous rootstocks. From its toothed pungent roots it derives the names of coral-root, toothwort, pepper-root, etc. The flowers are large, white or light-purple.