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cress

[ kres ]
/ krɛs /
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noun

any of various plants of the mustard family, especially the watercress, having pungent-tasting leaves often used for salad and as a garnish.
any of various similar plants.

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Origin of cress

before 900; Middle English cresse,Old English cress(a), cresse; cognate with Dutch kers,German Kresse

OTHER WORDS FROM cress

cressy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cress

cress
/ (krɛs) /

noun

any of various plants of the genera Lepidium, Cardamine, Arabis, etc, having pungent-tasting leaves often used in salads and as a garnish: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)See also watercress, garden cress

Word Origin for cress

Old English cressa; related to Old High German cresso cress, kresan to crawl
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