pepperwort [pep-er-wurt, -wawrt] Word Origin noun

  1. water clover.

Origin of pepperwort First recorded in 1555–65; pepper + wort2 British Dictionary definitions for pepperwort pepperwort noun

  1. any of various temperate and tropical aquatic or marsh ferns of the genus Marsilea, having floating leaves consisting of four leaflets: family Marsileaceae
  2. any of several plants of the genus Lepidium, esp L. campestre, of dry regions of Eurasia, having small white flowers and pungent seeds: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)Usual US and Canadian name: peppergrass

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