stonecress

noun
any Old World herb of the genus Aethionema; native of sunny limestone habitats
Syn: ↑stone cress
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Aethionema, ↑genus Aethionema

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: a plant of the genus Aethionema

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