- a person who carries a cross, as in ecclesiastical processions.
- Botany. a cruciferous plant.
Origin of crucifer
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Examples from the Web for crucifer
What fees were bestowed on his crucifer, marshall, and other servants.Bibliomania; or Book-Madness
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
A few new species of Crucifer and Astragalus were obtained on the ridge.Western Himalaya and Tibet
The flower and stamens and pistil of the Sea-kale, to illustrate the Crucifer.Botany for Ladies
When reared in captivity it will thrive on other kinds of Crucifer.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series
It lives in groups on the cabbages in gardens, and on many other Crucifer.The Insect World
- any plant of the family Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae), having a corolla of four petals arranged like a cross and a fruit called a siliqua. The family includes the brassicas, mustard, cress, and wallflower
- a person who carries a cross
C16: from Late Latin, from Latin crux cross + ferre to carry
- Any of various plants in the mustard family (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae), including many important food plants, such as bok choy, cabbage, and radishes, as well as certain ornamental flowers.
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