cress : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
  • n  pungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs

  • Their company, Aresa, a Copenhagen-based biotech start-up, has genetically modified a common weed called thale-cress so that its leaves turn red when the plant comes in contact .
  • The thale-cress does indeed turn red when it meets nitrogen dioxide.
  • We hear of York at work, sawing wood for huts or gathering cress for his master's dinner.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Terre Haute Tribune Star
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - Science Daily
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Diane Finley in Canada Views
    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...
  • Dennis Wise in
    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...
  • Cressida Dick in This is London
    But a colleague of Miss Dick said: "Cress is a very talented officer who has earned the right to be promoted."

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