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watercress Line breaks: water|cress
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəkrɛs/

Definition of watercress in English:


[mass noun]
A Eurasian cress which grows in running water and whose pungent leaves are used in salad.
  • Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum, family Cruciferae
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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