pennycress

noun
pen·​ny·​cress | \ ˈpe-nē-ˌkres How to pronounce pennycress (audio) \

Definition of pennycress

: a Eurasian cruciferous herb (Thlaspi arvense) with round flat pods that is widely naturalized in the New World

First Known Use of pennycress

1713, in the meaning defined above

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