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From pepper +‎ wort.



pepperwort (plural pepperworts)

  1. Any of several species of perennial plant in the genus Lepidium (originally specifically dittander, Lepidium latifolium), which is a member of the mustard and cabbage family. [from 16th c.]
    • 1653, Nicholas Culpeper, The English Physician Enlarged, Folio Society 2007, p. 219:
      Our common Pepperwort sends forth somewhat long and broad leaves, of a light bluish-green colour, finely dented about the edges and pointed at the ends [...].


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