garden cress


noun

a peppergrass, Lepidium sativum, used as a salad vegetable.

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Origin of garden cress

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for garden cress

garden cress

noun

a pungent-tasting plant, Lepidium sativum, with white or reddish flowers: cultivated for salads, as a garnish, etc: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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