Definitions for garden cress
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cress cultivated for salads and garnishes
a plant, Lepidium sativum, whose pungent leaves are used in salads
Cress, sometimes referred to as garden cress to distinguish it from similar plants also referred to as cress, is a rather fast-growing, edible herb. Garden cress is genetically related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery, tangy flavor and aroma. In some regions, garden cress is known as mustard and cress, garden pepper cress, pepper grass, pepperwort or poor person's pepper. This annual plant can reach a height of 60 cm, with many branches on the upper part. The white to pinkish flowers are only 2 mm across, clustered in branched racemes.
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