Definition of Nasturtium officinale
1. Noun. Perennial Eurasian cress growing chiefly in springs or running water having fleshy pungent leaves used in salads or as a potherb or garnish; introduced in North America and elsewhere.
Generic synonyms: Watercress
Group relationships: Genus Nasturtium, Nasturtium
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Literary usage of Nasturtium officinale
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1. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"F nasturtium officinale R.Br. Watercress Herbaceous perennial, emergent aquatic Springs and shallow, quiet water. ..."
2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Ephraim Chambers (1870)
"WATER C. (nasturtium officinale) is a perennial aquatic cruciferous plant, ... For INDIAH-CRESS, »ее I ; •>ri ou M. Water-Cress (nasturtium officinale]. ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"WATER C. (nasturtium officinale) is a perennial aquatic cruciferous ... For INDIAN CRESS, Cress (nasturtium officinale]. ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1875)
"Oil of nasturtium officinale.—The volatile oil of nasturtium officinale is, according to AW Hofmann, a mixture which commences to boil at 120° 0. ..."
5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1909)
"With the exception of the typically hydrophytic plants, such as Nasturtium officinale, Ranunculus aquatilis, species of l.emna, Mimulus and Juncus, ..."
6. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock, C. J. H. Warden, David Hooper (1890)
"nasturtium officinale, R. Br.—The Water-cress is a native of Northern India, and is largely cultivated in many parts of the country. ..."