pl. Cresses (krs"z).
; akin to D.
, and possibly also to OHG.
A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.
The garden cress, called also
peppergrass, is the Lepidium sativum; the water cress is the Nasturtium officinale. Various other plants are sometimes called cresses.
To strip the brook with mantling
Bitter cress. See under Bitter. --
Not worth a cress,
"not worth a kers." a common old proverb, now turned into the meaningless "not worth a curse."
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting
the following HTML into one of your web pages:
<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post">
<p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
<a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/"
title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
<input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />
Mon 18th January 2021