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Watercress   /wˈɔtərkrˌɛs/   Listen

Any of several water-loving cresses.
Cresses that grow in clear ponds and streams.

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"Watercress" Quotes from Famous Books

... Bread Sticks (served like roll in napkin). Deviled Crabs. Chicken Mousse with Sauterne Jelly. Saddle of Mutton. White Potato Croquettes. Carrots and Turnips a la Poulette. Currant Mint Sorbet. Mushrooms au Casserole. Roast Grouse, Bread Sauce. Watercress Salad. Willard Souffle. Strawberry Ice Cream. Salted Almonds. Bonbons. Crackers and Cheese. ...
— Prepare and Serve a Meal and Interior Decoration • Lillian B. Lansdown

... crop is ready—the watercress; the precise time of course varies very much, and at first the quantities are small. The hedges are now fast putting on the robe of green that gradually hides the wreck of last year's growth. The withered head of the teazle, black from the rain, falls and disappears. Great burdock ...
— The Amateur Poacher • Richard Jefferies

... plate a bed of watercress, or, if it is impossible to obtain this, shred lettuce by cutting it in narrow strips across the leaf and use it instead of the watercress. Dice one or two stems of celery, depending on the size, and place the diced pieces on top of the watercress ...
— Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1 - Volume 1: Essentials of Cookery; Cereals; Bread; Hot Breads • Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

... And afterwards? This question drove Cuckoo out in the mornings, vaguely seeking an occupation. She knew that London was full of "good" girls, who went forth to work while she lay in bed in the morning, and came home to tea, and one boiled egg and watercress, when she started out in the evening. So she put on her hat and jacket and went forth to find out what work they did, and whether she could join in it. Those were variegated pilgrimages full of astonishment. Cuckoo would stroll along the road till she saw, perhaps, a girl who looked good—that ...
— Flames • Robert Smythe Hichens

... you remember me?" asked Jack Ness. "I used to buy herbs and watercress from you. I'd like to speak to ...
— The Rover Boys on the Farm - or Last Days at Putnam Hall • Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)

... ghost is laid forever. The deserted cabins have been torn down, and the fourth pool dredged and confined, prosaically enough, within its banks. Its mysterious charm is gone, but it yields, every season, some fifteen barrels of watercress. ...
— The Four Pools Mystery • Jean Webster

... of his own, one Enoch Wriggle, who, having tried his hand unsuccessfully first at tailoring, next as an accountant, then in the watercress, afterwards in the buy ''at-box, bonnet-box,' and lastly in the stale lobster and periwinkle line, had set up as an oracle on turf matters, forwarding the most accurate and infallible information to flats in exchange for half-crowns, heading his advertisements, 'If it be ...
— Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour • R. S. Surtees

Words linked to "Watercress" :   cress plant, Nasturtium officinale, Brassicaceae, family Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, marsh cress, Cardamine rotundifolia, Rorippa amphibia, Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum, chromatic, cress, Nasturtium amphibium, Rorippa islandica, great yellowcress, mustard family, family Cruciferae

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