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

1825–35; < New Latin, Latin: cabbage
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  1. any plant of the genus Brassica, such as cabbage, rape, turnip, and mustard: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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Derived Formsbrassicaceous (ˌbræsɪˈkeɪʃəs), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin: cabbage
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