cruciferous

[ kroo-sif-er-uhs ]

adjective
  1. bearing a cross.

  2. 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?

Origin of cruciferous

1
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
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Cruciferae: See crucifer (def. 1)

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