water cress

watercress

[waw-ter-kres, wot-er-]
noun
1.
a cress, Nasturtium officinale, of the mustard family, usually growing in clear, running streams and having pungent leaves.
2.
the leaves, used for salads, soups, and as a garnish.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German waterkerse. See water, cress

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watercress (ˈwɔːtəˌkrɛs)
 
n
1.  an Old World plant, Nasturtium officinale, of clear ponds and streams, having pungent leaves that are used in salads and as a garnish: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2.  any of several similar or related plants

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