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watercress

noun wa·ter·cress \-ˌkres\

: a plant that grows in water and that has small, round leaves which are often used in salads

Full Definition of WATERCRESS

1
:  any of several aquatic or semiaquatic cresses; especially :  a perennial cress (Nasturtium officinale) native to Europe and southwestern Asia that is naturalized in the United States and has leaves used especially in salads or as a potherb
2
:  the leaves of a watercress

First Known Use of WATERCRESS

14th century

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