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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Remove to a heated platter, dust with a little paprika, and garnish with
  watercress.
Take out skewer, remove meat to hot platter, and garnish with watercress.
Garnish the platter with potato madeleines and sprigs of watercress.
It is the part that thinks it cuts the crust off its watercress sandwiches.
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