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  1. (botany) cress (several plants of the genus Lepidium).


Inflection of krassi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative krassi krassit
genitive krassin krassien
partitive krassia krasseja
illative krassiin krasseihin
singular plural
nominative krassi krassit
accusative nom.? krassi krassit
gen. krassin
genitive krassin krassien
partitive krassia krasseja
inessive krassissa krasseissa
elative krassista krasseista
illative krassiin krasseihin
adessive krassilla krasseilla
ablative krassilta krasseilta
allative krassille krasseille
essive krassina krasseina
translative krassiksi krasseiksi
instructive krassein
abessive krassitta krasseitta
comitative krasseineen

Usage notesEdit

As is common with the names of plants, the relation between Finnish and English terms is all but straightforward. The Finnish word krassi refers primarily to plants within genus Lepidium. In English they are commonly called "cress", but especially certain species also pepperwort, peppercress and peppercrass. Krassi may also be used as short form of vesikrassi and koristekrassi, which refer to plants in the genera Nasturtium (commonly watercress) and Tropaeolum (commonly nasturtium) respectively. The English word "cress" may also be used of plants in genera Barbarea, aka land cress or wintercress (in Finnish kanankaali), Arabis aka rock cress (in Finnish pitkäpalko or pölkkyruoho), Arabidopsis aka thale cress (in Finnish lituruoho). There are additional common names as well which are not mentioned above.


Derived termsEdit

plants in genus Lepidium

  • argentiinankrassi
  • kenttäkrassi
  • ratakrassi
  • nurmikrassi
  • isokrassi
  • rikkakrassi
  • sepiväkrassi
  • haarakrassi
  • pihakrassi
  • vihanneskrassi
  • virginiankrassi