Definition of Marsh cress

1. Noun. Annual or biennial cress growing in damp places sometimes used in salads or as a potherb; troublesome weed in some localities.

Exact synonyms: Rorippa Islandica, Yellow Watercress
Generic synonyms: Watercress
Group relationships: Genus Rorippa, Rorippa



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marsh Cress

mars
marsalas
marsdenia
marse
marsebanker
marseille
marses
marsh
marsh-buck
marsh St-John's wort
marsh andromeda
marsh bellflower
marsh buck
marsh buggy
marsh clematis
marsh cress (current term)
marsh deer
marsh elder
marsh felwort
marsh fern
marsh fever
marsh fritillaries
marsh fritillary
marsh gas
marsh gentian
marsh hare
marsh harrier
marsh harriers
marsh hawk
marsh hen

Literary usage of Marsh cress

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Some marsh- bird, perhaps the bittern. marsh-creSS (marsh'kres). ยป. .... Same as marsh-cress. marsh wort ..."

2. History of the Origin of the Town of Clinton, Massachusetts, 1653-1865 by Andrew Elmer Ford (1896)
"... p ; Celandine ; Blood-root; Corydalis, pale: Water Cress, c.; marsh cress Horseradish; Bitter Cress, sm.; Rock Cress, Can.; Winter Cress, c. ..."

3. Introduction to Botany by William Chase Stevens (1902)
"marsh cress. Flowers yellow, from J to J inch broad. Pods spreading or curved, about J inch long, on pedicels of nearly the same length ; style quite short. ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"Another "yellow water-cress" is N. palustris which is more properly "marsh cress" if its specific name means anything. The plant is also known as the ..."

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