brassicaceous

brassicaceous

[bras-i-key-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the plant family Brassicaceae, an alternative name for the plant family Cruciferae.
Compare mustard family.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Brassicace(ae) family name (see brassica, -aceae) + -ous

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brassica (ˈbræsɪkə)
 
n
any plant of the genus Brassica, such as cabbage, rape, turnip, and mustard: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
 
[C19: from Latin: cabbage]
 
brassicaceous
 
adj

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