Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus usually included in genus Cardamine; in some classifications considered a separate genus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cruciferous plants, natives, of the cooler portion of the north temperate zone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. usually included in genus Cardamine; in some classifications considered a separate genus

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Examples

  • The toothwort (_dentaria laciniata_) is sometimes known as the pepper-root, and every school boy and girl living near the woods is familiar with the taste of its tubers and the appearance of its cross-shaped flowers.

    Some Spring Days in Iowa

  • For example, club member Francy Cash recently discovered one of spring's early flowers, toothwort, or dentaria, abloom several paces off the trail.

    Weekend Mixtape

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