bitter cress

noun

Definition of bitter cress

: any of a genus (Cardamine) of herbs of the mustard family that produce flat pods and wingless seeds

First Known Use of bitter cress

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Bitter cress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bitter%20cress. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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