from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A common Eurasian weed (Capsella bursa-pastoris) having small white flowers and flat, heart-shaped or triangular fruit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A weed, Capsella bursa-pastoris, family Brassicaceae, native to Europe but now found world-wide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common cruciferous weed, Capsella Bursa-pastoris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. white-flowered annual European herb bearing triangular notched pods; nearly cosmopolitan as an introduced weed
From its pouchlike pods.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Compare mediaeval Latin bursa pastoris, French bourse-de-berger, German Hirtentasche. (Wiktionary)