Definition of watercress in English:



mass noun
  • A Eurasian cress which grows in running water and whose pungent leaves are used in salad.

    Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum, family Cruciferae

    • ‘Jobs in one of Hampshire's most distinctive industries, watercress growing, are under threat from government proposals.’
    • ‘Most aquatic plants prefer calm water, with the exception of watercress, which seems to prefer moving water.’
    • ‘The watercress plants would grow from seeds sprayed from the air.’
    • ‘Edible plants for your pond include watercress, water chestnuts, and arrowhead or Wapato.’
    • ‘Off the land there were mushrooms, snails in the dry-stone walls, watercress in the ditches, rock pigeon and hare - my brother had a lurcher dog called Jess.’