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bittercress

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Definition of bittercress in English:

noun

A plant with small white flowers, which grows widely as a temperate weed, especially in damp soils.
  • Genus Cardamine, family Cruciferae: several species
Example sentences
  • Some weeds, such as chickweed, common groundsel, and bittercress, may germinate and grow at almost any time of year.
  • Canlamine impatiens L., the narrowleaf bittercress, is an annual or biennial herb native to Eurasia that has become naturalized in many parts of the eastern United States.
  • The woods contain an area of rare wet woodland - a government priority habitat - featuring rare marsh marigold and bittercress.

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