cress

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

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cress (plural cresses)

  1. (botany) A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.

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