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garlic mustard

Syllabification: gar·lic mus·tard

Definition of garlic mustard in English:

noun

A European mustard plant with medicinal and culinary uses that is also an aggressive woodland invader in most of the eastern US.
  • Alliaria petiolata, family Brassicaceae
Example sentences
  • He sees tree of heaven and Japanese barberry, garlic mustard and stilt grass invading the heart of the forest.
  • They found that taller garlic mustard plants also produce more seeds and fruits.
  • The invasion of garlic mustard has emerged as another threat in recent years, and the potential effects of modern global warming are yet another concern.

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