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water pepper

noun

Definition of water pepper

  1. :  an annual European smartweed (Polygonum hydropiper) of moist soils with extremely acrid peppery juice that is naturalized in North America; also :  a related American perennial (P. hydropiperoides) with mildly acrid juice



Circa 1538

First Known Use of water pepper

circa 1538


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