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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Brassicaceae — watercress and its close relatives.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of cruciferous plants, having white or yellowish flowers, including several species of cress. They are found chiefly in wet or damp grounds, and have a pungent biting taste.
- n. Any plant of the genus Tropæolum, geraniaceous herbs, having mostly climbing stems, peltate leaves, and spurred flowers, and including the common Indian cress (Tropæolum majus), the canary-bird flower (Tropæolum peregrinum), and about thirty more species, all natives of South America. The whole plant has a warm pungent flavor, and the fleshy fruits are used as a substitute for capers, while the leaves and flowers are sometimes used in salads.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the order Cruciferæ, and the tribe Arabideæ, known by the pod with seeds in two rows and turgid valves.
- n. One of various species of the genus Tropæolum.
- n. A rich orange color. See capucine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. flowers and seeds and leaves all used as flavorings
- n. any tropical American plant of the genus Tropaeolum having pungent juice and long-spurred yellow to red flowers
- n. aquatic herbs
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