American watercress


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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American watercress was circa 1817

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“American watercress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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