Definition of cress noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kres//
; NAmE NAmE//kres//
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a small plant with thin stems and very small leaves, often eaten in salads and sandwiches see also watercress Word OriginOld English cresse, cærse, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch kers and German Kresse.
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