brassica


brassica

brassica [bras-i-kuh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Brassica, of the mustard family, including many economically important vegetables, as cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, turnip, and mustard.

Origin of brassica 1825–35; New Latin, Latin: cabbage Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for brassica Historical Examples of brassica

  • The crops cultivated were buckwheat and a species of Brassica, both in flower.

    Western Himalaya and Tibet

    Thomas Thomson

  • I shall speak of the names of Brassica oleracea when I come to vegetables.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants

    Alphonse De Candolle

  • In the Kohl-rabi (Brassica oleracea caulo-rapa) it is the stem.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants

    Alphonse De Candolle

  • Seeds spherical and cotyledons conduplicate, as in Brassica.

    The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States

    Asa Gray

  • Varieties descended from three distinct species of Brassica have their stems, or so-called roots, enlarged into globular masses.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)

    Charles Darwin

  • British Dictionary definitions for brassica brassica noun

    1. any plant of the genus Brassica, such as cabbage, rape, turnip, and mustard: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)

    Derived Formsbrassicaceous (ˌbræsɪˈkeɪʃəs), adjectiveWord Origin for brassica C19: from Latin: cabbage Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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