American watercress

noun

: a weak perennial herb (Cardamine rotundifolia) found in cold springs in the eastern U.S. having undivided leaves and thin pods

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American watercress was circa 1817

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“American watercress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20watercress. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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