: a genus of herbs of the family Cruciferae having a rounded fruit with a notch or depression at its summit see canary grass sense 2, garden cress

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, a plant, dittander, pepperwort, from Greek lepidion, diminutive of lepid-, lepis scale, flake

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“Lepidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lepidium. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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