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Origin: Middle English watercresse: see water and amp; cress
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- A pungent perennial Eurasian herb (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum) of the mustard family, growing in freshwater ponds and streams and used in salads and as a garnish.
- Any of several related aquatic plants.