Definition of watercress
1 : any of several aquatic or semiaquatic cresses; especially : a perennial cress (Nasturtium officinale) native to Europe and southwestern Asia that is naturalized in the U.S. and has leaves used especially in salads or as a potherb
2 : the leaves of a watercress
Recent Examples of watercress from the Web
Then it's topped with caramelized onions, extra feta, pomegranate sauce, and watercress for a colorful and gourmet meal that's easy to make and loaded with flavors that come together perfectly.
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First Known Use of watercress
WATERCRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of watercress for English Language Learners
: a plant that grows in water and that has small, round leaves which are often used in salads
WATERCRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of watercress for Students
: a plant that grows in or near water and has sharp-tasting leaves used especially in salads
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