water pepper

water pepper
noun Date: circa 1538 an annual European smartweed (Polygonum hydropiper) of moist soils with extremely acrid peppery juice that is naturalized in North America; also a related American perennial (P. hydropiperoides) with mildly acrid juice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Water pepper — Wa ter pep per (Bot.) (a) Smartweed. (b) Waterwort. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water pepper — n. any of several polygonums growing in wet places and having an acrid juice, as smartweed * * * …   Universalium

  • water pepper — n. any of several polygonums growing in wet places and having an acrid juice, as smartweed …   English World dictionary

  • Water-pepper — Taxobox | name = Water pepper image width = 200px regnum = Plantae phylum = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Polygonaceae genus = Persicaria species = P. hydropiper binomial = Persicaria hydropiper binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • water pepper — noun an aquatic plant of the dock family with peppery tasting leaves and irritant sap. [Polygonum hydropiper and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • water-pepper — n. Smart weed (Polyganum hydropiper) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • water pepper — noun : a widely distributed annual smartweed (Polygonum hydropiper) of moist soils having greenish flowers and extremely acrid peppery juice and formerly used in medicine for its irritant and stimulant properties …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-pepper — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pepper — noun 1》 a pungent, hot tasting powder prepared from dried and ground peppercorns, used to flavour food. 2》 a climbing vine with berries that are dried as black or white peppercorns. [Piper nigrum.]     ↘used in names of related plants having hot… …   English new terms dictionary

  • water — n. & v. n. 1 a colourless transparent odourless tasteless liquid compound of oxygen and hydrogen. Usage: Chem. formula: H2O 2 a liquid consisting chiefly of this and found in seas, lakes, and rivers, in rain, and in secretions of organisms. 3 an… …   Useful english dictionary

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