Simple Definition of cress
: a small plant that has spicy leaves that are eaten especially in salads
Full Definition of cress
: any of various crucifers with moderately pungent leaves used especially in salads: as a : a watercress (Nasturtium officinale) b : garden cress
Origin of cress
Middle English cresse, from Old English cærse, cressa; akin to Old High German kressa cress
First Known Use: before 12th century
CRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of cress
: a small plant having leaves with a sharp taste that are eaten in salads
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