American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various aquatic or marsh ferns of the genus Marsilea, having floating, four-parted palmate leaves rising from long runners. Also called water clover.
- n. See peppergrass.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. Any plant of the natural order Marsileaceæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) See peppergrass.
- n. annual herb used as salad green and garnish
- n. any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets
- From pepper + wort. (Wiktionary)
“He could go to the forest and gather pepperwort for drying.”
“Galilee, to the quiet surface of the Lake of Tiberias, to shepherds as peaceful as doves, or as sheep, who feed there among thyme and pepperwort.”
“(origanum vulgare), oil of thyme, and the oils of pepperwort and wild bergamot and used mainly as fungicide and insecticide, disinfectant and food flavoring, and sometimes used as a scent in making perfume.”
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