Lepidium

noun
Le·​pid·​i·​um | \ləˈpidēəm\

Definition of Lepidium 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Lepidium

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

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