crucifer

crucifer

[kroo-suh-fer]
noun
1.
a person who carries a cross, as in ecclesiastical processions.
2.
Botany. a cruciferous plant.

Origin:
1565–75; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin cruci- (stem of crux) cross + -fer -fer

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crucifer (ˈkruːsɪfə)
 
n
1.  any plant of the family Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae), having a corolla of four petals arranged like a cross and a fruit called a siliqua. The family includes the brassicas, mustard, cress, and wallflower
2.  a person who carries a cross
 
[C16: from Late Latin, from Latin crux cross + ferre to carry]
 
cruciferous
 
adj

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crucifer   (kr'sə-fər)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various plants in the mustard family (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae), including many important food plants, such as bok choy, cabbage, and radishes, as well as certain ornamental flowers.
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