- 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
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Examples from the Web for brassica
The crops cultivated were buckwheat and a species of Brassica, both in flower.Western Himalaya and Tibet
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.
Seeds spherical and cotyledons conduplicate, as in Brassica.
Varieties descended from three distinct species of Brassica have their stems, or so-called roots, enlarged into globular masses.
- any plant of the genus Brassica, such as cabbage, rape, turnip, and mustard: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
C19: from Latin: cabbage
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