[ bras-i-kuh ]
/ ˈbræs ɪ kə /


any plant belonging to the genus Brassica, of the mustard family, including many economically important vegetables, as cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, turnip, and mustard.

Origin of brassica

1825–35; < New Latin, Latin: cabbage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for brassica

/ (ˈbræsɪkə) /


any plant of the genus Brassica, such as cabbage, rape, turnip, and mustard: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)

Derived forms of brassica

brassicaceous (ˌbræsɪˈkeɪʃəs), adjective

Word Origin for brassica

C19: from Latin: cabbage
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