Definitions of watercress
  1. noun
    any of several water-loving cresses
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    American watercress, Cardamine rotundifolia, mountain watercress
    mat-forming perennial found in cold springs of the eastern United States
    Nasturtium officinale, Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum, common watercress
    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
    Rorippa islandica, marsh cress, yellow watercress
    annual or biennial cress growing in damp places sometimes used in salads or as a potherb; troublesome weed in some localities
    Nasturtium amphibium, Rorippa amphibia, great yellowcress
    perennial herb found on streams and riversides throughout Europe except extreme north and Mediterranean; sometimes placed in genus Nasturtium
    type of:
    cress, cress plant
    any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
  2. noun
    cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams
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    type of:
    pungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs
  3. adjective
    of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea green
    synonyms: cress green, cresson
    being or having or characterized by hue
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