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crucifer

[kroo-suh-fer] /ˈkru sə fər/
noun
1.
a person who carries a cross, as in ecclesiastical processions.
2.
Botany. a cruciferous plant.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin cruci- (stem of crux) cross + -fer -fer
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crucifer

/ˈkruːsɪfə/
noun
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
Derived Forms
cruciferous (kruːˈsɪfərəs) adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin, from Latin crux cross + ferre to carry
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crucifer
  (kr'sə-fər)   
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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