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Definition 1: pungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs - [noun denoting food]

(cress is a kind of ...) greens suitable for eating uncooked as in salads

(... is a kind of cress ) cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams

(... is a kind of cress ) cress cultivated for salads and garnishes

(... is a kind of cress ) cress cultivated for winter salads

Definition 2: any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cress in the sense of this definition

(cress is a kind of ...) any of various plants of the family Cruciferae

(... is a kind of cress ) annual herb used as salad green and garnish

(... is a kind of cress ) a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C

(... is a kind of cress ) any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic

(... is a kind of cress ) any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad

(... is a kind of cress ) or genus Arabis: erect cress widely distributed throughout Europe

(... is a kind of cress ) any of several rock-loving cresses of the genus Arabis

(... is a kind of cress ) a small noninvasive cross-pollinating plant with white flowers; closely related to Arabidopsis thaliana

(... is a kind of cress ) a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described

(... is a kind of cress ) any of several water-loving cresses

(... is a member of cress) a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives

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