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Meaning of watercress

wa•ter•cress

Pronunciation: (wô'tur-kres", wot'ur-), [key]
— n.
  1. a cress, Nasturtium officinale, of the mustard family, usually growing in clear, running streams and having pungent leaves.
  2. the leaves, used for salads, soups, and as a garnish.
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