bittercress
bittercress it"ter*cress n. any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except in the Antarctic.

Syn: bitter cress. [WordNet 1.5]


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