Definition of cress in English:


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Pronunciation: /krɛs


[mass noun]
A plant of the cabbage family, typically having small white flowers and pungent leaves. Some kinds are edible and are eaten raw as salad.
  • Barbarea and other genera, family Cruciferae: several species, including garden cress (used in mustard and cress) and watercress
More example sentences
  • Place cress in a salad bowl, top with thinly sliced onion and your favorite French dressing.
  • Dress the dandelion and cress with rosemary and mustard dressing.
  • My ciabatta was very hot, with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cress.


Old English cresse, cærse, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch kers and German Kresse.

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