Definition of garden cress in English:

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garden cress

noun

[mass noun]
A type of cress that is usually grown as a sprouting vegetable, often mixed with sprouting mustard, and used in salads.
  • Lepidium sativum, family Cruciferae.
Example sentences
  • The other main cultivated cress is garden cress, Lepidium sativum, and it is this, with its tiny leaves, which ought to be present in boxes labelled ‘mustard and cress’.
  • Coriander, garden cress, and dill are short-lived annuals that, when cut for harvest, do not regrow.
  • Non-curled forms of garden cress, with broader leaves, are also available.

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