from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A perennial aquatic Eurasian herb (Nasturtium officinale) of the mustard family, having pungent leaves used in salads and as a garnish.
  • noun Any of several related aquatic plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A perennial European herb, Nasturtium officinale, that grows in freshwater streams; used in salads and as a garnish.
  • noun A similar plant, Nasturtium microphyllum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea green
  • noun cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams
  • noun any of several water-loving cresses


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