bitter cress

Definitions of bitter cress
  1. noun
    any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
    synonyms: bittercress
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    Cardamine pratensis, cuckoo flower, cuckooflower, lady's smock, meadow cress
    a bitter cress of Europe and America
    Cardamine bulbifera, Dentaria bulbifera, coral-root bittercress, coralroot, coralwort
    European bittercress having a knotted white rootstock
    Cardamine diphylla, Dentaria diphylla, crinkle root, crinkle-root, crinkleroot, pepper root, toothwort
    North American herb with pungent scaly or toothed roots
    Cardamine bulbosa, spring cress
    small white-flowered cress common in wet places in eastern North America
    Cardamine douglasii, purple cress
    small perennial herb of cooler regions of North America with racemose purple flowers
    type of:
    cress, cress plant
    any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
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