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brassica

[ bras-i-kuh ]

noun

  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.


brassica

/ ˈbræsɪkə; ˌbræsɪˈkeɪʃəs /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • brassicaceous, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of brassica1

1825–35; < New Latin, Latin: cabbage
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Word History and Origins

Origin of brassica1

C19: from Latin: cabbage
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Example Sentences

The cultivated Cabbage is the same specifically as the wild Cabbage of our sea-shores (Brassica oleracea) improved by cultivation.

I shall speak of the names of Brassica oleracea when I come to vegetables.

In the Kohl-rabi (Brassica oleracea caulo-rapa) it is the stem.

Oil of colza, is obtained from the seeds of brassica campestris, to the amount of 39 per cent.

Bretschneider, who has made a careful study of Chinese authors, mentions no Brassica.

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