GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip (Brassica campestris); the common turnip (Brassica rapa); the rape or coleseed (Brassica napus), etc.
- From Latin brassica ("cabbage") (Wiktionary)
“Along with brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower, cabbage derives from the Brassica vegetable family.”
“Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables that belong to the genus Brassica are commonly reputed to not only increase flatulence, but to increase the pungency of the flatus.”
“A widely cultivated Eurasian plant (Brassica rapa) of the mustard family, having a large fleshy edible yellow or white root.”
“A European plant (Brassica napus var. napobrassica) having a thick bulbous root used as food and as livestock feed.”
“Photo showing the crop of unfortunately named rapeseed, Brassica napus, the source of canola oil that was seen blanketing the hills and valleys of rural England as we rode the train from London to Malvern.”
“Which is a shame, because properly prepared, it is toothsome and delicious; and like the other members of the Brassica family, it is loaded with health benefits for young and old alike.”
“A three-dimensional representation of the relationship between penetration of UV-B radiation and UV-screening pigments in leaves of Brassica napus.”
“The effect of exposure to enhanced UV-B radiation in the penetration of monochromatic and polychromatic UV-B radiation in leaves of Brassica napus.”
“Any vegetable from the Brassica genus -- broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale -- is loaded with plant chemicals called indoles, which help reduce the risk of cancer.”
“Of the 90 percent disturbed, most has been converted to agricultural cropland, including canola (Brassica napsus), alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and wheat (Triticum aestivum).”
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n. A plant of the genus Brassica, formerly classed as Sinapis. The ordinary species are B. nigra, the black mustard; B. alba, the white mustard; and B. Sinapistrum, the wild mustard or charlock. Th...
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