American watercress

noun

Definition of American watercress

: 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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First Known Use of American watercress

circa 1817, in the meaning defined above

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“American watercress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20watercress. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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