black mustard

[ blak-muhs-terd ]
/ ˈblæk ˈmʌs tərd /

noun

the cruciferous plant Brassica nigra, the seeds of which are ground into a pungent spice or used whole, as in Indian cuisine, and are a chief ingredient of many commercially prepared mustards: black mustard is sometimes mistakenly classified as Sinapis nigra, but it does not belong to same genus as white mustard (S. alba).

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Origin of black mustard

First recorded in 1300–50
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British Dictionary definitions for black mustard

black mustard

noun

a Eurasian plant, Brassica (or Sinapsis) nigra, with clusters of yellow flowers and pungent seeds from which the condiment mustard is made: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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