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pennycress Syllabification: pen·ny·cress
Pronunciation: /ˈpenēˌkres/

Definition of pennycress in English:


A weed of the cabbage family, similar to shepherd’s purse but with deeply notched, flat round pods. Native to Europe, it has become well established in North America.
  • Thlaspi arvense, family Brassicaceae
Example sentences
  • Scout winter wheat fields for winter broadleaf weeds such as field pennycress and tansy mustard.
  • The worst weeds in winter wheat are those that germinate in the fall with the crop - downy brome, jointed goatgrass, volunteer rye, blue mustard, tansy mustard, field pennycress, wild mustard, and shepherd's purse.
  • Weeds like pennycress, downy brome, mustards, cheatgrass, and shepherd's purse are common in first cut alfalfa.
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