cruciferous

[ kroo-sif-er-uh s ]
/ kruˈsɪf ər əs /

adjective

bearing a cross.
Botany. belonging to the Cruciferae, the mustard family of plants.

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Origin of cruciferous

1650–60; < Late Latin crucifer crucifer; see -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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