brassicaceous

[ bras-i-key-shuhs ]
/ ˌbræs ɪˈkeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae), the mustard family of plants; cruciferous: Researchers note that Asian vegetables comprise a surprisingly large number of brassicaceous species.

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Origin of brassicaceous

First recorded in 1835–40; from New Latin Brassicace(ae) family name + -ous; see origin at brassica, -aceae,-ous
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