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 (wô′tər-krĕs′, wŏt′ər-)
1. A perennial aquatic Eurasian herb (Nasturtium officinale) of the mustard family, having pungent leaves used in salads and as a garnish.
2. Any of several related aquatic plants.


1. (Plants) an Old World plant, Nasturtium officinale, of clear ponds and streams, having pungent leaves that are used in salads and as a garnish: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. (Plants) any of several similar or related plants


(ˈwɔ tərˌkrɛs, ˈwɒt ər-)

1. a cress, Nasturtium officinale, of the mustard family, usu. growing in clear, running streams and having pungent leaves.
2. the leaves, used for salads, soups, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watercress - any of several water-loving cresseswatercress - any of several water-loving cresses
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
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
American watercress, Cardamine rotundifolia, mountain watercress - mat-forming perennial found in cold springs of the eastern United States
common watercress, Nasturtium officinale, Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum - perennial Eurasian cress growing chiefly in springs or running water having fleshy pungent leaves used in salads or as a potherb or garnish; introduced in North America and elsewhere
marsh cress, Rorippa islandica, yellow watercress - annual or biennial cress growing in damp places sometimes used in salads or as a potherb; troublesome weed in some localities
great yellowcress, Nasturtium amphibium, Rorippa amphibia - perennial herb found on streams and riversides throughout Europe except extreme north and Mediterranean; sometimes placed in genus Nasturtium
2.watercress - cresses that grow in clear ponds and streamswatercress - cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams
cress - pungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs
Adj.1.watercress - of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea greenwatercress - of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea green
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
جَرْجير الماءقُرَّةُ العَيْـن
potočnicepotočnice lékařskářeřichařeřicha potoční
brøndkarsetykskulpet Brøndkarse
BrunnenkresseEchte BrunnenkresseWasserkresseBastard-Brunnenkresse
berroberro de aguacresón
cressoncresson de fontaine
גרגיר הנחלים
slanke waterkerswaterkerswitte waterkers
cải xoongrau cải xoong


[ˈwɔːtəkres] Nberro m


[ˈwɔːtərkrɛs] ncresson mwater diviner [dɪˈvaɪnər] nsourcier/ière m/fwater divining [dɪˈvaɪnɪŋ] nradiesthésie fwatered-down watered down [ˌwɔːtərdˈdaʊn] adj [speech, proposal] → édulcoré(e)


[ˈwɔːtəˌkrɛs] ncrescione m


(ˈwoːtə) noun
a colourless, transparent liquid compound of hydrogen and oxygen, having no taste or smell, which turns to steam when boiled and to ice when frozen. She drank two glasses of water; `Are you going swimming in the sea?' `No, the water's too cold'; Each bedroom in the hotel is supplied with hot and cold running water; (also adjective) The plumber had to turn off the water supply in order to repair the pipe; transport by land and water.
1. to supply with water. He watered the plants.
2. (of the mouth) to produce saliva. His mouth watered at the sight of all the food.
3. (of the eyes) to fill with tears. The dense smoke made his eyes water.
ˈwaters noun plural
a body of water such as the sea, a river etc. the stormy waters of the bay.
ˈwatery adjective
1. like water; diluted. a watery fluid.
2. (of eyes) full of fluid eg because of illness, cold winds etc.
3. (of a colour) pale. eyes of a watery blue.
ˈwateriness noun

water boatman

a water insect with oarlike back legs that propel it through the water.
ˈwaterborne adjective
carried or transmitted by water. Typhoid is a waterborne disease.
ˈwater-closet noun
(abbreviation WC (dabljuˈsiː) ) a lavatory.
ˈwater-colour noun
a type of paint which is thinned with water instead of with oil.
ˈwatercress noun
a herb which grows in water and is often used in salads.
ˈwaterfall noun
a natural fall of water from a height such as a rock or a cliff.
ˈwaterfowl noun or noun plural
a bird or birds which live on or beside water.
ˈwaterfront noun
that part of a town etc which faces the sea or a lake. He lives on the waterfront.
ˈwaterhole noun
a spring or other place where water can be found in a desert or other dry country. The elephant drank from the waterhole.
ˈwatering-can noun
a container used when watering plants.
water level
the level of the surface of a mass of water. The water level in the reservoir is sinking/rising.
ˈwaterlilyplural ˈwaterlilies noun
a water plant with broad flat floating leaves.
ˈwaterlogged adjective
(of ground) soaked in water.
water main
a large underground pipe carrying a public water supply.
a type of melon with green skin and red flesh.
ˈwaterproof adjective
not allowing water to soak through. waterproof material.
a coat made of waterproof material. She was wearing a waterproof.
to make (material) waterproof.
ˈwatershed noun
an area of high land from which rivers flow in different directions into different basins.
ˈwater-skiing noun
the sport of skiing on water, towed by a motor-boat.
ˈwater-ski verb
ˈwatertight adjective
made in such a way that water cannot pass through.
water vapour
water in the form of a gas, produced by evaporation.
ˈwaterway noun
a channel, eg a canal or river, along which ships can sail.
ˈwaterwheel noun
a wheel moved by water to work machinery etc.
ˈwaterworks noun singular or plural
a place in which water is purified and stored before distribution to an area.
hold water
to be convincing. His explanation won't hold water.
in(to) deep water
in(to) trouble or danger. I got into deep water during that argument.
water down
to dilute. This milk has been watered down.


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