noun \ˈkres\

: a small plant that has spicy leaves that are eaten especially in salads

Full Definition of CRESS

:  any of various crucifers with moderately pungent leaves used especially in salads: as
a :  a watercress (Nasturtium officinale)
b :  garden cress

Origin of CRESS

Middle English cresse, from Old English cærse, cressa; akin to Old High German kressa cress
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with CRESS

CRESS Defined for Kids


noun \ˈkres\

Definition of CRESS for Kids

:  a small plant having leaves with a sharp taste that are eaten in salads
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