American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Brassica of the mustard family, including cabbage, broccoli, and turnip.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of cruciferous plants, including more than a hundred species, all of which are natives of Europe and northern Asia. Several species have long been in cultivation, and are the origin of a large number of varieties of plants used as table vegetables and as fodder. B. oleracea has given rise to all the forms of cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kohl-rabi, kale, Brussels sprouts, etc., cultivated for their leaves or inflorescence, or, in the stem. B, campestris is the parent of the turnip and of the rutabaga, in which the nourishment is stored in the root, and of the colza and rape, which are raised for the oil of the seed. B. alba and B. nigra are the white and black mustards. The charlock, B. sinapistrum, usually a troublesome weed, and some other species in the East, are sometimes cultivated, chiefly for their seeds. See cuts under
- n. mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
- From Latin brassica (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Brassica, genus name, from Latin brassica, cabbage. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Next in line for transplanting, hearty brassica, the broccoli.”
“Once we stop treating the brassica rapa like a sorry excuse for a potato, we can revel in its latent sharpness.”
“We need to rethink this hearty, tightly packed cannonball of the brassica family.”
“Planting small brassica plots in mid to late August is a great way to attract deer for the early season.”
“Clover is a pretty good all season attractant crop, but on a small scale it may be destroyed before the hunting season just like the brassica plot I was talking about.”
“Fortunately, research has shown that even those with this problem can be benefited by consuming broccoli and other members of the broccoli family (brassica) daily (cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts).”
“Why not spice up your Thanksgiving dinner with this underrated and underused brassica?”
“Kale is the first of the brassica family (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and kale) to hit the list.”
“Not something you can say of many members of the brassica family.”
“Some of the cauliflower plants in the brassica bed are heading nicely, but one has begun to gyrate in an ugly fashion.”
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