cress

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Cress
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Etymology[edit]

Old English cressa, from West Proto-Germanic *krasjon-, from Proto-Indo-European *gras-. Cognates include Sanskrit ग्रसति (grasati), Dutch kers, German Kresse.

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cress (countable and uncountable, plural cresses)

  1. (plants) 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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