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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Brassicaceae — the cabbages and related plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. 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)