: a small genus of yellow-flowered sometimes weedy biennial or perennial herbs (family Cruciferae) of the north temperate zone having lyrate or pinnatifid lower leaves and clasping stem leaves and basal rosettes of leaves that overwinter see winter cress

Word History


New Latin, from St. Barbara, 3d century martyr + New Latin -ea

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“Barbarea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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