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.
Generic synonyms: Watercress
Group relationships: Genus Rorippa, Rorippa
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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). ». .... 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 ..."