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Definition of "pepperwort" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • See peppergrass. (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 "pepperwort" in a sentence
  • "He could go to the forest and gather pepperwort for drying."
  • "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."
  • "(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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