cress

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noun \ˈkres\

Definition of cress

  1. :  any of various crucifers with moderately pungent leaves used especially in salads: such asa :  a watercress (Nasturtium officinale)b :  garden cress

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Origin and Etymology of cress

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


CRESS Defined for English Language Learners

cress

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Definition of cress for English Language Learners

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


CRESS Defined for Kids

cress

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noun \ˈkres\

Definition of cress for Students

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


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