cress

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English[edit]

Cress
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cresse, crasse, from Old English cressa, cærse (cress), from Proto-West Germanic *krassjō, from Proto-Germanic *krasjô (cress). Cognate with West Frisian kers (cress), Dutch kers (cress), German Kresse (cress), Danish karse (cress), Swedish krasse (cress), Icelandic krassi (cress).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɹɛs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Noun[edit]

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.

Derived terms[edit]

terms derived from cress (noun)

Translations[edit]


Lombard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Akin to Italian crescere, from Latin.

Verb[edit]

cress

  1. to grow

Yola[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cross, from Old English cros.

Noun[edit]

cress

  1. cross

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 32