any of various plants of the crucifer family, as watercress, the pungent leaves of which are used in salads and as garnishes
Origin of cressMiddle English cresse ; from Old English cressa; akin to German kresse, cress
Any of various plants in the mustard family having pungent leaves, such as garden cress, watercress, or winter cress.
Origin of cressMiddle English cresse, from Old English.
Old English cressa, from West Germanic *krasjon-. Cognate with Dutch kers, German Kresse.