Cress (noun)

  1. A small, fast-growing plant that is typically used in salads and sandwiches.
  2. The leaves of this plant, which have a pungent, spicy flavor and are eaten as a salad vegetable.


Old english cærse, of germanic origin; related to dutch kervel and german kresse.


  1. Cress is a common salad green, with a spicy, tangy flavor.
  2. The cress seeds were sown in the soil and germinated in a few days.
  3. The cress was used to garnish the smoked salmon sandwiches.
  4. Cress is a good source of vitamin C, calcium and iron.
  5. The cress was used to make a refreshing salad with lemon vinaigrette.
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