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cruciferous

[ kroo-sif-er-uhs ]
/ kruˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective

bearing a cross.
Botany. belonging to the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae), the mustard family of plants; brassicaceous: Are you getting enough broccoli, cauliflower, and other cruciferous vegetables in your diet?

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Origin of cruciferous

From Late Latin crucifer + -ous; def. 1 was first recorded in1650–60; def. 2 in 1850–55; see origin at crucifer, -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for cruciferous

cruciferous
/ (kruːˈsɪfərəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family CruciferaeSee crucifer (def. 1)
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