Definition of watercress in English:


Syllabification: wa·ter·cress
Pronunciation: /ˈwôtərˌkres, ˈwä-


  • A cress that grows in running water and whose pungent leaves are used in salad.
    • Nasturtium officinale, family Brassicaceae
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    • Edible plants for your pond include watercress, water chestnuts, and arrowhead or Wapato.
    • Jobs in one of Hampshire's most distinctive industries, watercress growing, are under threat from government proposals.
    • Most aquatic plants prefer calm water, with the exception of watercress, which seems to prefer moving water.

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