white mustard

[ hwahyt-muhs-terd, wahyt ]
/ ˈʰwaɪt ˈmʌs tərd, ˈwaɪt /

noun

a cruciferous plant (Sinapis alba) grown for its culinary seeds and valued as an efficient crop for fodder and green manure: the seeds, which are significantly milder than black mustard seeds, are commonly used whole in pickling and finely crushed in the preparation of yellow mustard.

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Origin of white mustard

First recorded in 1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for white mustard

white mustard

noun

a Eurasian plant, Brassica hirta (or Sinapis alba), having clusters of yellow flowers and pungent seeds from which the condiment mustard is made: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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