Examples from the Web for cruciferous
Eight hundred fathoms broad at this point, the Niger flowed between banks richly grown with cruciferous plants and tamarind-trees.Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
The soil is clayey, and thinly bestrewed with alpine grass, intermingled with syngenesious and cruciferous plants.
Anastatica, a genus of cruciferous plants, including the Rose of Jericho (A. hierochuntica).
The Cruciferous plants form so natural an order, that when one of them has been described the others may be easily recognised.Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
Woad is a cruciferous plant, Isatis tinctoria, used for dyeing.
British Dictionary definitions for cruciferous
Word Origin and History for cruciferous
1650s, from Late Latin crucifer "cross-bearing," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "stake, cross" (see cross (n.)). Originally in literal senses; botanical use (in reference to a symmetrical arrangement of four petals) is from 1851.