nipplewort definition

  • noun:
    • A European yearly plant (Lapsana communis) naturalized in east North America, having a milky liquid and tiny yellowish flower minds.
    • A flowering plant, Lapsana communis, that yields a milky juice
    • A yellow-flowered composite herb (Lampsana communis), previously made use of as an external application on nipples of females; -- labeled as additionally dock-cress.
    • A plant, Lapsana communis: so called from its remedial use. See Lapsana and cress.

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