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cress

 (krĕs)
n.
Any of various plants in the mustard family having pungent leaves, such as garden cress, watercress, or winter cress.

[Middle English cresse, from Old English.]

cress

(krɛs)
n
(Plants) any of various plants of the genera Lepidium, Cardamine, Arabis, etc, having pungent-tasting leaves often used in salads and as a garnish: family Brassicaceae (crucifers). See also watercress, garden cress
[Old English cressa; related to Old High German cresso cress, kresan to crawl]

cress

(krɛs)

n.
a plant of the mustard family, esp. the watercress, having pungent-tasting leaves often used for salad and as a garnish.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English cresse, c. Middle Low German kerse, Old High German chresso]
cress′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cress - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent tastecress - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
watercress - any of several water-loving cresses
Arabidopsis thaliana, mouse-ear cress - a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described
Arabidopsis lyrata - a small noninvasive cross-pollinating plant with white flowers; closely related to Arabidopsis thaliana
rock cress, rockcress - any of several rock-loving cresses of the genus Arabis
Arabis glabra, tower cress, tower mustard, Turritis glabra - or genus Arabis: erect cress widely distributed throughout Europe
St. Barbara's herb, winter cress, scurvy grass - any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
bitter cress, bittercress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
Cochlearia officinalis, common scurvy grass, scurvy grass - a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
common garden cress, garden pepper cress, Lepidium sativum, pepper grass, pepperwort - annual herb used as salad green and garnish
2.cress - pungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs
salad green, salad greens - greens suitable for eating uncooked as in salads
watercress - cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams
garden cress - cress cultivated for salads and garnishes
winter cress - cress cultivated for winter salads
Translations
نبات الرّشادنَبات رَشَاد
řeřicha
karse
krassi
dragušac
zsázsa
karsi
コショウソウ
다닥냉이
pipirnė
krese
krasse
rau cải xoong

cress

[kres] Nberro m

cress

[ˈkrɛs] ncresson m

cress

n(Garten)kresse f; (= watercress)Brunnenkresse f

cress

[krɛs] ncrescione m

cress

(kres) noun
any of several edible plants with sharp-tasting leaves used in salads.

cress

نَبات رَشَاد řeřicha karse Kresse κάρδαμο berro krassi cresson dragušac crescione コショウソウ 다닥냉이 kers karse rzeżucha agrião кресс-салат krasse ใบพืชที่มีรสแรงใช้ทำสลัดและสำหรับตกแต่งอาหาร tere rau cải xoong 水芹
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Take some of the cress with your chop; it's so biting and crisp.
This romantic little creature took such hold of my imagination that I cannot eat water- cress even now without emotion.
Her hat, which was flowery, resembled those punnets, covered with flannel, which we sowed with mustard and cress in our childhood, and which germinated here yes, and there no.
uk Be inventive with the hair and mix it up - try cress, sprouts or lettuce, or even flowers
Top the rolls with salad cress or grated carrot to look like "hair".
Cress has been fined $19,775 for letting most of the tires pile up over years of operating a wrecking yard there, DEQ officials said.
Horsevad said that some of the local debate over the experiment has been over whether the negative effects were due to the cress seeds drying from the heat emitted by the computer/WiFi routers used in the experiment.
It also had expert demonstrations of people cramming fistfuls of the stuff into soups, salads and themselves, with Alresford builder Sam Batho crowned world watercress eating champion for eating two whole bags - the Best Cress Guest, as it were.
FARMERS are fighting for watercress to be given legal protection from cheap imitations which they say should be called land cress.
The Kosher menu will include: egg mayonnaise with tomato and cress bloomers, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, mozzarella and tomato panini, muffins and chocolate orange mini cakes.
CHEESE AND SPRING ONION SOUFFL[ETH]S WITH GEMS AND RED MUSTARD CRESS Ingredients (makes 6) 4 ramekins 25g soft butter 25g dried breadcrumbs 225ml full fat milk 40g butter 2 spring onions finely sliced 40g flour 1 good teaspoon English mustard 75g Gruyere cheese grated 75g cheddar cheese grated 3 yolks 3 egg whites Sea salt & freshly milled pepper
The two housing projects will be operated by Cress Housing and the Central Urban Metis Federation (CUMFI).