from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pungent perennial Eurasian herb (Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum) of the mustard family, growing in freshwater ponds and streams and used in salads and as a garnish.
- n. Any of several related aquatic plants.
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- n. A perennial European herb, Nasturtium officinale, that grows in freshwater streams; used in salads and as a garnish.
- n. A similar plant, Nasturtium microphyllum.
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- adj. of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea green
- n. cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams
- n. any of several water-loving cresses
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In northern and central Mexico, a licuado of watercress is taken as a remedy for renal and pulmonary problems.
"You know that innocent and very acceptable plant called the watercress, which is sold in great quantities for table use in London, New York, and other English and American cities.
The watercress is a great staple, because it lasts for so many months.
It also suggested there are many health benefits to watercress, which is naturally rich in Vitamin C and is a source of Vitamin A.
Nasturtiums are also known as Indian cress and are related to watercress, which is related to mustard - all part of a delicious family.
Aquatic plants common to limestone spring streams such as watercress and water-starwort provide cover for trout.
L'Elephant (Web: elephant-restau. com; dinner for two, $50) serves good French staples such as watercress salad with Dijon vinaigrette, as well as a nice selection of cheeses.
Joe -- when you do find watercress which is sooo lovely when it's good, don't make this dressing.
It looks a little like watercress which is much more interesting as salads go.
Infection occurs when humans consume uncooked aquatic vegetables, such as watercress, which are contaminated with encysted parasite larvae.