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.
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- n. usually included in genus Cardamine; in some classifications considered a separate genus
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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.
For example, club member Francy Cash recently discovered one of spring's early flowers, toothwort, or dentaria, abloom several paces off the trail.