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

Definition of peppergrass

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

Examples of peppergrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New Mexico identified onion, cucumber, tomato, radish, peppergrass, alfalfa, corn, lettuce, hollyhock, and spearmint seeds. Chris Smith, BGR, 8 Oct. 2021 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, 29 Mar. 2018 Marshall used thistle and a scabiosa pod here to anchor the boutonnière and peppergrass as the additional greenery. Carly Cardellino, Cosmopolitan, 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, 18 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of peppergrass

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Peppergrass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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