Lepidium

noun Le·pid·i·um \ləˈpidēəm\

Definition of Lepidium

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

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Origin and Etymology of lepidium

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


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