Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A creeping herb of springs and streams, Nasturtium officinale, from antiquity used as a spring salad, and now very widely cultivated. See cress and Nasturtium, (with cut). The name is extended to the genus—N. palustre, a weedy species, being called
marshor yellow water-cress, or marsh-cr-ess.
“Leavings of dog's flesh, putrid and unsaleable, flung to us by the mocking butchers; MINARI, a water-cress gathered from stagnant pools of slime; spoiled KIMCHI that would revolt the stomachs of peasants and that could be smelled a mile.”
“And when the latter was threatened with extinction, Daylight developed one of the shaded springs into his water-cress garden and declared war upon any invading cattail.”
“Dede, who had a fondness for cattails, established a fringe of them along the meadow stream, where they were left to fight it out with the water-cress.”
“A little spring, discovered by the architect in digging the foundations of the wall, trickles down the hillside over silvery sand to the lake, between two banks of water-cress, hugging the edge of the woods.”
“The banks of the winding creek were beautified with the malaguetta pepper, the ipomsea, the hibiscus, and a yellow flower growing upon an aquatic plant like a magnified water-cress.”
“Have at hand some small tomato molds which have been rather thickly lined with tomato aspic, fill them with the sardine mixture and leave on ice until the jellies can be unmolded; serve each on a small leaf of lettuce, and surround with a salad of water-cress and sliced tomatoes.”
“Water-celery and water-cress are perhaps the best food-producing marginal plants that can be grown.”
“ The scholiast explains that water-cress robs all plants that grow in its vicinity of their moisture and that they consequently soon wither and die.”
“Satisfied with the results attained in exterminating algal growth in water-cress beds, attention was next given to reservoirs.”
“One of this description, _Spirogyra_, has done thousands of dollars 'worth of damage by smothering the life out of young water-cress plants in artificial beds constructed for winter propagation.”
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