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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“Lepidium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lepidium. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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