pepperwort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pepperwort annual herb used as salad green and garnish
    • n pepperwort any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pepperwort (Bot) See Peppergrass.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pepperwort Any plant of the genus Lepidium; in England, especially, L. latifolium, the dittander. Mithridate pepperwort is the European L. campestre, of which the old name was mithridate mustard, so called because used in the preparation called mithridate. See dittander, 2, mithridate, and peppergrass.
    • n pepperwort Any plant of the natural order Marsileaceæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pepperwort the dittander
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pipor—L. piper—Gr. peperi—Sans. pippala.

Usage

In literature:

Pepperwort flourisheth notably and so doth Tansie Musk Mellons are better than our English and Cucumbers.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
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