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Definition of Cress

Cress
Cress Cress (kr[e^]s), n.; pl. Cresses (kr[e^]s"[e^]z). [OE. ces, cresse, kers, kerse, AS. cresse, cerse; akin to D. kers, G. kresse, Dan. karse, Sw. krasse, and possibly also to OHG. chresan to creep.] (Bot.) A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic. Note: The garden cress, called also peppergrass, is the Lepidium sativum; the water cress is the Nasturtium officinale. Various other plants are sometimes called cresses. To strip the brook with mantling cresses spread. --Goldsmith. Bitter cress. See under Bitter. Not worth a cress, or ``not worth a kers.' a common old proverb, now turned into the meaningless ``not worth a curse.' --Skeat.

Meaning of Cress from wikipedia

- Cress may refer to: Plants cultivated for their edible leaves: Barbarea verna, land cress, a biennial herb Garden cress, Lepidium sativum, a leafy vegetable...
- Cress Williams (born July 26, 1970) is an American actor, known for his roles in Prison Break and Close to Home. His most recent roles include Mayor Lavon...
- Cress (Lepidium sativum), sometimes referred to as garden cress (or curly cress) to distinguish it from similar plants also referred to as cress (from...
- Cress is a 2014 young adult science fiction novel written by American author Marissa Meyer and published by Macmillan Publishers through their subsidiary...
- Welsing (née Cress; March 18, 1935 – January 2, 2016) was an American Afrocentrist psychiatrist and black supremacist. Her 1970 essay, The Cress Theory of...
- consumed by humans. Watercress and many of its relatives, such as garden cress, mustard, radish, and wasabi, are noteworthy for their piquant flavors....
- Arabidopsis thaliana, the thale cress, mouse-ear cress or arabidopsis, is a small flowering plant native to Eurasia and Africa. A. thaliana is considered...
- Curtis "Curt" Cress (born 11 August 1952 in Brachttal, West Germany) is a German drummer and composer. Curt Cress began his career in 1965 in Hanau with...
- Garden cress oil is obtained from garden cress (Lepidium sativum L) seeds, by cold pressing (hydraulic pressing), solvent extraction (soxhlet) and supercritical...
- for cress. It is derived from Gr****. Hirsuta means "hairy" or "hirsute". Common names Other common or country names include lamb's cress, land cress, ****y...
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