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watercress (n.)

also water-cress, c. 1300, from water (n.1) + cress. Compare Middle Low German, Middle Dutch waterkerse, German wasserkresse. It grows in or near streams.

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Definitions of watercress
1
watercress (n.)
any of several water-loving cresses;
watercress (n.)
cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams;
2
watercress (adj.)
of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea green;
Synonyms: cress green / cresson
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