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From Middle English water cresse, water-kresse, watercrasse, water cars, equivalent to water + cress. Cognate with West Frisian waterkers (“watercress”), Dutch waterkers (“watercress”), Swedish vattenkrasse (“watercress”).
- A perennial European herb, Nasturtium officinale, that grows in freshwater streams; used in salads and as a garnish.
- A similar plant, Nasturtium microphyllum.
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