Part of speech: noun

A creeping perennial herb of the mustard family. See illus, on following page.

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Usage examples "watercress":

  1. Then she went to the brook and took a little clear water in her hollow hand, and observed that there was plenty of watercress. - "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian.
  2. A typhoid outbreak apparently due to watercress has been reported from Philadelphia. - "Food Poisoning", Edwin Oakes Jordan.
  3. " I ate some watercress once at home," said Janet. - "The Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch", Howard R. Garis.