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watercress Leaves of Nasturtium officinale (green watercress, remains green in autumn and is susceptible to frost) and N. microphyllum x officinale (brown or winter watercress); eaten raw in salads. A 60‐g portion is a rich source of vitamin C; a good source of vitamin A (1300 μg carotene); a source of calcium and iron; provides 1.6 g of dietary fibre; supplies 10 kcal (40 kJ).

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wa·ter·cress / ˈwôtərˌkres; ˈwä-/ • n. a cress (Nasturtium officinale) that grows in running water and whose pungent leaves are used in salad.

watercress

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watercress Floating or creeping plant found in running or spring waters. The succulent leaves, divided into small, oval leaflets, have a pungent flavour and are used in salads and soups. The clustered flowers are white. Height: 25cm (10in). Family Brassicaceae/Cruciferae; species Nasturtium officinale.

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watercress See NASTURTIUM.