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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of cruciferous plants, chiefly herbs, of the tribe Lepidineæ, distinguished by the dehiscent pod, which is almost always two-seeded, and by the white flowers.
  • n. In zoology, a genus of thysanurous insects. Also written Lepidion.

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  • n. cosmopolitan genus of annual and biennial and perennial herbs: cress

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