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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cress /ˈkrɛs/
 水芹,水韭

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cress n.; pl. Cresses   Bot. A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.
 Note: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 cresses spread.   --Goldsmith.
 Bitter cress. See under Bitter.
 Not worth a cress, or not worth a kers.” a common old proverb, now turned into the meaningless not worth a curse.”
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cress
      n 1: any of various plants of the family Cruciferae having edible
           pungent-tasting leaves [syn: cress plant]
      2: pungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs