Definition of watercress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwôdərˌkres/
Pronunciation: /ˈwädərˌkres/


A cress that grows in running water and whose pungent leaves are used in salad.
  • Nasturtium officinale, family Brassicaceae.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: wa·ter·cress

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