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Definition of "peppergrass" []

  • Any of several plants of the genus Lepidium, especially the North American species L. virginicum, having small white flowers and pungent foliage and seeds. Also called peppercress, pepperwort. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "peppergrass" in a sentence
  • "Yelas finished third in the FLW tournament on Florida's Lake Okeechobee last year by fishing small areas where bulrushes, peppergrass, and hydrilla grew together."
  • "They climbed past the neighborhood into a nameless gulch, huffing and wheezing through the sagebrush in their weight-tortured Reeboks, wading through prairie star, peppergrass, sunflower, the gossamery spores of plants kicked free and floating."
  • "There was no one thing on the island upon which we could in the least degree rely, except the peppergrass, and of that the supply was precarious, and not much relished without some other food."