Origin of cress
Examples from the Web for cress
Always serve either cream or tomato sauce with croquettes and cutlets and garnish them with parsley or cress.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
It was, therefore, most desirable to devise a method of ridding the bed of algal growth without injuring the cress.
The cress plants are then not tall, as they are later, but short and bushy.The Naturalist on the Thames|C. J. Cornish
Name from , applied by Dioscorides to some cress; meaning unknown.
But as long as we have people like young Cress or Hodge or Rottke—well, it's hard to do anything with them.What Rough Beast?|Jefferson Highe
Word Origin for cress
Old English cresse, originally cærse, from Proto-Germanic *krasjon- (cf. Middle Low German kerse, karse; Middle Dutch kersse; Old High German kresso, German Kresse), from PIE root *gras- "to devour" (see gastric). It underwent a metathesis similar to that of grass. French cresson, Italian crescione are Germanic loan-words.