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[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.’
Old English cresse, cærse, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch kers and German Kresse.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.