American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A weedy, annual Eurasian plant (Brassica nigra) in the mustard family, having racemes of yellow flowers and pungent seeds formerly used to prepare the condiment mustard.
- n. widespread Eurasian annual plant cultivated for its pungent seeds; a principal source of table mustard
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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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