pep·​per·​grass | \ ˈpe-pər-ˌgras How to pronounce peppergrass (audio) \

Definition of peppergrass

: any of a genus (Lepidium) of cresses especially : garden cress

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Recent Examples on the Web The issue surfaced in 2007 when a fire Otter said could have been stopped at about 5,000 acres consumed 700,000 acres of habitat for bull trout, pygmy rabbits and slickspot peppergrass. Elaine Williams, idahostatesman, "These days, Butch Otter would be happy as a ‘sharecropper’ on federal land | Idaho Statesman," 29 Mar. 2018 Marshall used thistle and a scabiosa pod here to anchor the boutonnière and peppergrass as the additional greenery. Carly Cardellino, Cosmopolitan, "21 Super-Easy Bridal Floral Hacks That Will Save You a Ton of Money," 18 Apr. 2017 Cost: Goody Ouchless Clear Hair Elastics, $5 + floral shears, $7 + scabiosa pods, $15 a bunch + thistle, $5 a bunch + peppergrass, $10 a bunch + twine, $7 for a spool of 300 feet. Carly Cardellino, Cosmopolitan, "21 Super-Easy Bridal Floral Hacks That Will Save You a Ton of Money," 18 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of peppergrass

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Peppergrass.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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