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cress

any of various plants of the genera Lepidium, Cardamine, Arabis, etc., having pungent-tasting leaves often used in salads and as a garnish: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)

cress

[kres]
(botany)
Any of several prostrate crucifers belonging to the order Capparales and grown for their flavorful leaves; includes watercress (Nasturtium officinale), garden cress (Lepidium sativum), and upland or spring cress (Barbarea verna).