capitalized : a genus of annual or biennial herbs (family Cruciferae) having a pubescence of simple unbranched hairs, lyrate pinnatifid leaves, and terete stems and comprising the hedge mustards see descurainia
plural -s : any plant of the genus Sisymbrium

Word History


Latin, a fragrant herb, perhaps mint, from Greek sisymbrion bergamot, watercress

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“Sisymbrium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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