garden cress

noun

Definition of garden cress 

: an annual herb (Lepidium sativum) of the mustard family sometimes cultivated for its pungent basal leaves

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The namesake hero ingredient, watermelon extract, hydrates skin, while a blend of swiss garden cress sprout and vitamins A, C, E brighten skin and protect it from free radicals. Sophie Wirt, Allure, "Milk Makeup Launches Its Watermelon Brightening Serum, the First-Ever Solid Serum (Exclusive)," 28 Mar. 2018 The researchers trapped pea plants in glass chambers with ether, soaked roots of the sensitive plant and seedlings of garden cress in lidocaine and even measured the electrical activity of a Venus fly trap’s cells. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?," 2 Feb. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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