Definition of cress in English:

cress

noun

  • [mass noun] A plant of the cabbage family, typically having small white flowers and pungent leaves. Some kinds are edible and are eaten raw as salad.

    • ‘She was passionate about nature and grew lovely tomatoes, cress and herbs.’
    • ‘This included egg, bacon, tomato, cress and mayonnaise.’
    • ‘Place cress in a salad bowl, top with thinly sliced onion and your favorite French dressing.’
    • ‘Dress the dandelion and cress with rosemary and mustard dressing.’
    • ‘My ciabatta was very hot, with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cress.’

Origin

Old English cresse, cærse, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch kers and German Kresse.

Pronunciation:

cress

/krɛs/