from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See peppergrass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any plant of the genus Lepidium; in England, especially, L. latifolium, the dittander.
  • n. Any plant of the natural order Marsileaceæ.

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

  • n. annual herb used as salad green and garnish
  • n. any of several water ferns of the genus Marsilea having four leaflets


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From pepper +‎ wort.


  • He could go to the forest and gather pepperwort for drying.

    Trullion: Alastor 2262

  • 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.

    Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero

  • (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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