treacle mustard

noun

a N temperate cruciferous annual plant, Erysimum cheiranthoides, having small yellow flowers. It is a common weed in cultivated ground

Nearby words

  1. tre corde,
  2. treacherous,
  3. treacherously,
  4. treachery,
  5. treacle,
  6. tread,
  7. tread the boards,
  8. tread water,
  9. treadle,
  10. treadler

Word Origin for treacle mustard

C16: so called because of its alleged medicinal properties. See treacle

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