cress cress  /ˈkrɛs/


  1. (n) any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
  2. (n) pungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs


  1. The thale-cress does indeed turn red when it meets nitrogen dioxide.
  2. We hear of York at work, sawing wood for huts or gathering cress for his master's dinner.
  3. Corn and garden cress seeds were tucked into soil to test the influence of microgravity on plant growth.


  1. South grad named ASA executive director

    When the College World Series for softball took place in Oklahoma City and tornadoes ravaged the state of Oklahoma in the last few weeks, Terre Haute native Craig Cress found himself in the middle of it all. Having moved to Edmond, Okla., in 2002 to become director of membership services for the national Amateur Softball Association headquarters, Cress and the ASA assisted the NCAA with the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Terre Haute Tribune Star

  2. Flowering at the right age: Alpine rock cress uses a ribonucleic acid to measure its age and tell when it's the right ...

    Perennial plants flower only when they have reached a certain age and been subjected to the cold. These two circumstances prevent the plant from starting to flower during winter. Botanists have now discovered that the Alpine rock cress determines its age based on the quantity of a short ribonucleic acid.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Flowering at the right age

    ( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Alpine rock cress uses a ribonucleic acid to measure its age and tell when it's the right time to flower.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. "The Government of Canada is providing the opportunity for Canadians to rise out of the cycle of homelessness and poverty," said Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. "Through this investment, the Cress...
    on Feb 19, 2010 By: Diane Finley Source: Canada Views

  2. "Hopefully Cressy will be training in a week or so," Leeds boss Dennis Wise told the club's official website. "Cress is the sort of player who will go through the pain barrier for you. He wants to come back and help. That is a fantastic...
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Dennis Wise Source:

  3. But a colleague of Miss Dick said: "Cress is a very talented officer who has earned the right to be promoted."
    on Sep 12, 2006 By: Cressida Dick Source: This is London

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