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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

KERSE, n. Cress, Nasturtium officinale (Sc. 1808 Jam., in pl.; Bwk. 1853 G. Johnston Botany E. Borders 32); also in pl., lady's smock, cuckoo-flower, Cardamine pratensis (Dmf. 1899 Country Schoolmaster (Wallace) 349). See also Carsons.

[O.E. cærse, cerse, cress.]

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