cress

noun
\ ˈkres How to pronounce cress (audio) \

Definition of cress

: any of various crucifers with moderately pungent leaves used especially in salads: such as
a : a watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

Examples of cress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamom, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, lovage, mint, nasturtium, oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme and water cress 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "October in the Garden," 26 Sep. 2020 On this day in August, delicate Bavarian prawns were a recent catch, and served with watermelon cubes, skyr (a type of Icelandic yogurt), a lightly herbal sauce and tarragon cress. Liza Weis, chicagotribune.com, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019 On this day in August, delicate Bavarian prawns were a recent catch, and served with watermelon cubes, skyr (a type of Icelandic yogurt), a lightly herbal sauce and tarragon cress. Liza Weis, chicagotribune.com, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019 Hikers will also encounter flowering spring beauties and spring cress. cleveland, "Cleveland Metroparks remain open as signs of spring welcome visitors," 27 Mar. 2020 On this day in August, delicate Bavarian prawns were a recent catch, and served with watermelon cubes, skyr (a type of Icelandic yogurt), a lightly herbal sauce and tarragon cress. Liza Weis, chicagotribune.com, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019 The radishes, cress and rye all grew to a point where seeds could be harvested. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Space Farmers Could Grow Crops in Lunar and Martian Soil, Study Suggests," 22 Oct. 2019 On this day in August, delicate Bavarian prawns were a recent catch, and served with watermelon cubes, skyr (a type of Icelandic yogurt), a lightly herbal sauce and tarragon cress. Liza Weis, chicagotribune.com, "In Munich, a tasty turn from beers and brats," 24 Sep. 2019 On this day in August, delicate Bavarian prawns were a recent catch, and served with watermelon cubes, skyr (a type of Icelandic yogurt), a lightly herbal sauce and tarragon cress. Liza Weisstuch, Washington Post, "Munich: So much more than beer and bratwurst," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cress

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cress

Middle English cresse, from Old English cærse, cressa; akin to Old High German kressa cress

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The first known use of cress was before the 12th century

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3 Oct 2020

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“Cress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cress. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for cress

cress

noun
How to pronounce cress (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cress

: a small plant that has spicy leaves that are eaten especially in salads

cress

noun
\ ˈkres How to pronounce cress (audio) \

Kids Definition of cress

: a small plant having leaves with a sharp taste that are eaten in salads

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