cardamine

noun
car·dam·i·ne | \kärˈdamə(ˌ)nē\

Definition of cardamine 

1 capitalized : a large genus of mostly perennial glabrous herbs (family Cruciferae) growing in temperate regions and having flat pods and wingless seeds

2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Cardamine

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History and Etymology for cardamine

New Latin, from Greek kardaminē water cress, from kardamon garden peppergrass

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