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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English cresse, crasse, from Old English cressa, cærse (cress), from Proto-West Germanic *krassjō, from Proto-Germanic *krasjô (cress). Cognate with West Frisian kers (cress), Dutch kers (cress), German Kresse (cress), Danish karse (cress), Swedish krasse (cress), Icelandic krassi (cress).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /kɹɛs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Noun edit

cress (countable and uncountable, plural cresses)

  1. (plants) A plant of various species, chiefly cruciferous. The leaves have a moderately pungent taste, and are used as a salad and antiscorbutic.
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Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

cress (plural cresses)

  1. Archaic form of kris.

Lombard edit

Etymology edit

Akin to Italian crescere, from Latin.

Verb edit


  1. to grow

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Etymology edit

From Middle English cross, from Old English cros.

Noun edit


  1. cross

References edit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 32