American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Lepidium, especially the North American species L. virginicum, having small white flowers and pungent foliage and seeds. Also called peppercress, pepperwort.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any plant of the genus Lepidium. The garden-peppergrass is L. sativum, used as a cress: called
garden-cress, etc. The wild peppergrass is L. Virginicum. See cressand pepperwort.
- n. The pillwort, Pilularia globulifera. See Pilularia and pillwort.
- n. Any of the pungent herbs of the cruciferous genus Lepidium, especially the garden peppergrass, or garden cress, Lepidium sativum; pepperwort.
- n. The common pillwort of Europe (Pilularia globulifera).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any herb of the cruciferous genus Lepidium, especially the garden peppergrass, or garden cress, Lepidium sativum; -- called also
pepperwort. All the species have a pungent flavor.
- n. The common pillwort of Europe (Pilularia globulifera). See pillwort.
- n. annual herb used as salad green and garnish
- pepper + grass (Wiktionary)
“Yelas finished third in the FLW tournament on Florida's Lake Okeechobee last year by fishing small areas where bulrushes, peppergrass, and hydrilla grew together.”
“They climbed past the neighborhood into a nameless gulch, huffing and wheezing through the sagebrush in their weight-tortured Reeboks, wading through prairie star, peppergrass, sunflower, the gossamery spores of plants kicked free and floating.”
“There was no one thing on the island upon which we could in the least degree rely, except the peppergrass, and of that the supply was precarious, and not much relished without some other food.”
“Other pretty garnishes which are easily obtained are corn salad, peppergrass, mustard, fennel, and young leaves of carrot.”
“Postoria, Cochleana, de Pisa, horseradish and peppergrass, and made ready for larger ventures.”
“These herb stalks above the snow, the corymbose heads of the yarrow, the spikes of the self-heal, the crosiers of the golden-rod, the panicles of the asters, the racemes of the Indian tobacco, the knotted threads of the blue vervain and the plantain, the miniature mandarin temples of the peppergrass -- all these have shed, or are shedding, myriads of seeds to be silently sepulchred under the snow until earth's easter April mornings.”
“There were strawberry beds and raspberry rooms, patches of lettuce and peppergrass, long rows of corn with trailing bean-vines in their rear, hedges of peas and string beans, and young trees set out in different places, like sentinels of love and care reaching toward the overarching sky.”
“Cottonwood and pine grow intermixed in the river bottoms musquitoes extreemely troublesome. we expect to meet with the Minnetares and are therefore much on our guard both day and night. the bois rague in blume. - saw the common small blue flag and peppergrass. the southern wood and two other speceis of shrub are common in the prarie of knobs. preserved specemines of them. passed several old indian encampments of brush lodges.”
“If you have a fenced yard that your neighbors won't complain about, consider letting a small patch of peppergrass go wild by mowing around it.”
“It may not be the most attractive of garden plants, and it may be a brown skeleton by mid-summer but in the Spring peppergrass has some great butterfly uses.”
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