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 for Lepidium sativum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peppergrass \Pep"per*grass`\, n. (Bot.)
     (a) Any herb of the cruciferous genus Lepidium, especially
         the garden peppergrass, or garden cress, Lepidium
         sativum; -- called also pepperwort. All the species
         have a pungent flavor.
     (b) The common pillwort of Europe ({Pilularia globulifera).
         See Pillwort.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cress \Cress\ (kr[e^]s), n.; pl. Cresses (kr[e^]s"[e^]z). [OE.
     ces, cresse, kers, kerse, AS. cresse, cerse; akin to D. kers,
     G. kresse, Dan. karse, Sw. krasse, and possibly also to OHG.
     chresan to creep.] (Bot.)
     A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves
     have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and
     antiscorbutic.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The garden cress, called also peppergrass, is the
           Lepidium sativum; the water cress is the Nasturtium
           officinale. Various other plants are sometimes called
           cresses.
           [1913 Webster]
  
                 To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bitter cress. See under Bitter.
  
     Not worth a cress, or "not worth a kers." a common old
        proverb, now turned into the meaningless "not worth a
        curse." --Skeat.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Lepidium sativum
      n 1: annual herb used as salad green and garnish [syn: common
           garden cress, garden pepper cress, pepper grass,
           pepperwort, Lepidium sativum]

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