- nouna large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives• Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family• Member Meronyms:↑crucifer, ↑cruciferous plant, ↑cress, ↑cress plant, ↑watercress, ↑Aethionema, ↑genus Aethionema, ↑Alliaria, ↑genus Alliaria, ↑Alyssum, ↑genus Alyssum, ↑Arabidopsis, ↑genus Arabidopsis, ↑Arabis, ↑genus Arabis, ↑Armoracia, ↑genus Armoracia, ↑Barbarea, ↑genus Barbarea, ↑Berteroa, ↑genus Berteroa, ↑Biscutella, ↑genus Biscutella, ↑Brassica, ↑genus Brassica, ↑Cakile, ↑genus Cakile, ↑Camelina, ↑genus Camelina, ↑false flax, ↑Capsella, ↑genus Capsella, ↑Cardamine, ↑genus Cardamine, ↑Dentaria, ↑genus Dentaria, ↑Cheiranthus, ↑genus Cheiranthus, ↑Cochlearia, ↑genus Cochlearia, ↑Crambe, ↑genus Crambe, ↑Descurainia, ↑genus Descurainia, ↑Diplotaxis, ↑genus Diplotaxis, ↑genus Draba, ↑Eruca, ↑genus Eruca, ↑Erysimum, ↑genus Erysimum, ↑genus Heliophila, ↑Hesperis, ↑genus Hesperis, ↑Iberis, ↑genus Iberis, ↑Isatis, ↑genus Isatis, ↑Lepidium, ↑genus Lepidium, ↑Lesquerella, ↑genus Lesquerella, ↑Lobularia, ↑genus Lobularia, ↑Lunaria, ↑genus Lunaria, ↑Malcolmia, ↑genus Malcolmia, ↑Matthiola, ↑genus Matthiola, ↑Nasturtium, ↑genus Nasturtium, ↑Physaria, ↑genus Physaria, ↑Pritzelago, ↑genus Pritzelago, ↑Raphanus, ↑genus Raphanus, ↑Rorippa, ↑genus Rorippa, ↑genus Schizopetalon, ↑Sinapis, ↑genus Sinapis, ↑genus Sisymbrium, ↑Stanleya, ↑genus Stanleya, ↑Stephanomeria, ↑genus Stephanomeria, ↑Subularia, ↑genus Subularia, ↑Thlaspi, ↑genus Thlaspi, ↑Thysanocarpus, ↑genus Thysanocarpus, ↑Turritis, ↑genus Turritis, ↑Vesicaria, ↑genus Vesicaria, ↑wasabi
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* * *the plant family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae), characterized by herbaceous plants having alternate leaves, acrid or pungent juice, clusters of four-petaled flowers, and fruit in the form of a two-parted capsule, and including broccoli, cabbage, candytuft, cauliflower, cress, mustard, radish, sweet alyssum, turnip, and wallflower.
* * *mustard family,a group of dicotyledonous herbs having cross-shaped, regular flowers, and bearing a two-valved capsule as the fruit. The family includes the mustard, sweet alyssum, cress, candytuft, and wallflower and such vegetables as the cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.
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mustard family — the plant family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae), characterized by herbaceous plants having alternate leaves, acrid or pungent juice, clusters of four petaled flowers, and fruit in the form of a two parted capsule, and including broccoli, cabbage,… … Universalium
mustard — /mus teuhrd/, n. 1. a pungent powder or paste prepared from the seed of the mustard plant, used as a food seasoning or condiment, and medicinally in plasters, poultices, etc. 2. any of various acrid or pungent plants, esp. of the genus Brassica,… … Universalium
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Mustard — William T., Canadian thoracic surgeon, 1914–1987. See M. operation, M. procedure. * * * mus·tard məs tərd n 1) a pungent yellow condiment consisting of the pulverized seeds of the black mustard or sometimes the white mustard either dry or made… … Medical dictionary
family — /fam euh lee, fam lee/, n., pl. families, adj. n. 1. parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not. 2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family. 3. the spouse and children … Universalium
mustard — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French mustarde, from must must, from Latin mustum Date: 13th century 1. a. a pungent yellow powder of the seeds of any of several common mustards (Brassica hirta, B. nigra, or B. juncea) used as a… … New Collegiate Dictionary
family Brassicaceae — noun a large family of plants with four petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives • Syn: ↑Cruciferae, ↑family Cruciferae, ↑Brassicaceae, ↑mustard family • Derivationally related forms:… … Useful english dictionary
family Cruciferae — noun a large family of plants with four petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives • Syn: ↑Cruciferae, ↑Brassicaceae, ↑family Brassicaceae, ↑mustard family • Derivationally related forms:… … Useful english dictionary
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