- a peppergrass, Lepidium sativum, used as a salad vegetable.
Origin of garden cress
First recorded in 1570–80
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- a pungent-tasting plant, Lepidium sativum, with white or reddish flowers: cultivated for salads, as a garnish, etc: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)