cress plant


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cress plant any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
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In literature:

CRESSES, certain plants which grow near the water.
"De La Salle Fifth Reader" by Brothers of the Christian Schools
Wet cress has points in a plant when new sand is a particular.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
Water-cresses will do to get along with until the other plants can be found.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
Cultivated as above described, the plants afford frequent cuttings of large clean cress of excellent flavour for market purposes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
It occurs in cruciferous plants, as wallflower, cabbage and cress.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various