Cress meaning

krĕs
Any of various plants in the mustard family having pungent leaves, such as garden cress, watercress, or winter cress.
noun
0
0
Any of various plants of the crucifer family, as watercress, the pungent leaves of which are used in salads and as garnishes.
noun
0
0
(botany) A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of cress

  • Middle English cresse from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English cressa, from West Germanic *krasjon-. Cognate with Dutch kers, German Kresse.

    From Wiktionary