Water cress
Water cress Wa"ter cress` (Bot.) A perennial cruciferous herb ({Nasturtium officinale}) growing usually in clear running or spring water. The leaves are pungent, and used for salad and as an antiscorbutic. [1913 Webster]

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  • water cress — water cress, or wa|ter|cress «WT uhr KREHS, WOT », noun. 1. a hardy plant that grows in water or near springs and small running streams, and has crisp, pungent leaves. It is a perennial belonging to the mustard family. 2. its leaves, used for… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • yellow water cress — noun see marsh cress …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cress — (kr[e^]s), n.; pl. {Cresses} (kr[e^]s [e^]z). [OE. ces, cresse, kers, kerse, AS. cresse, cerse; akin to D. kers, G. kresse, Dan. karse, Sw. krasse, and possibly also to OHG. chresan to creep.] (Bot.) A plant of various species, chiefly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water grass — (a) A tall march perennial grass ({Paspalum dilatatum}) of the southern United States and the American tropics. (b) Manna grass. (c) The grass {Chloris elegans}. (d) [Dial. Eng.] (1) Velvet grass. (2) The water cress. (3) One of various… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water radish — Wa ter rad ish (Bot.) A coarse yellow flowered plant ({Nasturtium amphibium}) related to the water cress and to the horse radish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water grass — noun 1. : any of various grasses or grasslike plants that thrive in wet places: as a. : dallis grass b. dialect England : velvet grass c. dialect England …   Useful english dictionary

  • water radish — noun : yellow cress b; especially : a coarse perennial stoloniferous herb (Rorippa amphibia) that is widely distributed in the northern hemisphere …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bitter cress — Cress Cress (kr[e^]s), n.; pl. {Cresses} (kr[e^]s [e^]z). [OE. ces, cresse, kers, kerse, AS. cresse, cerse; akin to D. kers, G. kresse, Dan. karse, Sw. krasse, and possibly also to OHG. chresan to creep.] (Bot.) A plant of various species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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