pennycress
noun Date: 1713 a Eurasian cruciferous herb (Thlaspi arvense) with round flat pods that is widely naturalized in the New World

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  • pennycress — /pen ee kres /, n. any of several plants belonging to herbs of the genus Thlaspi, of the mustard family, esp. T. arvense, of Europe, bearing somewhat round, flat pods. Also, penny cress, penny cress. [1705 15; PENNY + CRESS] * * * ▪ plant… …   Universalium

  • pennycress — noun any of several plants of the genus Thlaspi • Hypernyms: ↑weed • Hyponyms: ↑field pennycress, ↑French weed, ↑fanweed, ↑penny grass, ↑stinkweed, ↑mithridate mustard, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pennycress — noun Any of several plants, of the genus Thlaspi, that have flattened seedpods (in the form of an old penny) …   Wiktionary

  • pennycress — noun a plant of the cabbage family with small white flowers and flat round pods. [Thlaspi arvense.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • field pennycress — noun foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America • Syn: ↑French weed, ↑fanweed, ↑penny grass, ↑stinkweed, ↑mithridate mustard, ↑Thlaspi arvense • Hypernyms: ↑pennycress …   Useful english dictionary

  • fanweed — noun foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America • Syn: ↑field pennycress, ↑French weed, ↑penny grass, ↑stinkweed, ↑mithridate mustard, ↑Thlaspi arvense • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thlaspi caerulescens — taxobox name = Thlaspi caerulescens regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Brassicaceae genus = Thlaspi species = T. caerulescens binomial = Thlaspi… …   Wikipedia

  • French weed — noun foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America • Syn: ↑field pennycress, ↑fanweed, ↑penny grass, ↑stinkweed, ↑mithridate mustard, ↑Thlaspi arvense • Hypernyms: ↑pennyc …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Thlaspi — noun herbs of temperate regions: pennycress • Syn: ↑Thlaspi • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Cruciferae, ↑family Cruciferae, ↑Brassicaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mithridate mustard — noun foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America • Syn: ↑field pennycress, ↑French weed, ↑fanweed, ↑penny grass, ↑stinkweed, ↑Thlaspi arvense • Hypernyms: ↑pennycress …   Useful english dictionary

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