mustard family


noun

the plant family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae), characterized by herbaceous plants having alternate leaves, acrid or pungent juice, clusters of four-petaled flowers, and fruit in the form of a two-parted capsule, and including broccoli, cabbage, candytuft, cauliflower, cress, mustard, radish, sweet alyssum, turnip, and wallflower.

Nearby words

  1. mustagh,
  2. mustang,
  3. mustanger,
  4. mustard,
  5. mustard and cress,
  6. mustard gas,
  7. mustard oil,
  8. mustard operation,
  9. mustard plaster,
  10. mustee

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