Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to brassicas.
  • adj. Variant spelling of boracic (in the sense of "penniless").

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as brassidic.

Etymologies

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From Brassica

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boracic with elision of the vowel in the first syllable, the spelling being modified to fit the pronunciation

Examples

  • The main course brought bowls of their new potatoes baked inside paper bags with wet garlic, braised carrots, turnips and kohlrabi that tasted more of themselves than could ever be decent, braised summer greens with wet and wild garlic which threw up layers of brassic and bitter and aromatic, seasoned with Parmesan, and a dark, crusted gratin of fennel and chard which had us scraping around the outside of the dish with the spoon.

    Restaurant review: The Field Kitchen, Riverford Farm

  • And here we are, several days before pay day and I'm so brassic (skint/penniless/poor) I've actually been eating breakfast cereal for the last week for meals.

    November - thank god that's nearly over

  • "Being brassic is a very underrated form of trouble."

    FallNet - Hovis set-up in London's psoriasis

  • It is a singular coincidence that brassic acid (C_ {22} H_ {42} O_ {2}), which is a characteristic acid of colza and rape oils, would have required almost exactly this quantity of alkali for neutralization, 0.698 brassic acid theoretically saturating 20.69 c.c. of decinormal alkali.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885

  • I am disposed to regard this as a coincidence, since a subsequent experiment showed that the lead salts formed were partially soluble in ether, whereas the lead salt of brassic acid is said to be insoluble in this liquid.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885

  • "I sent this young man to the li'l meesis, for that he was hurt and in pain, and I know the fat woman is kind, and has the brassic-acid."

    Mates at Billabong

  • Three expertly cooked ballotine of guinea fowl came with just enough slippery, buttery pommes purée to make you feel a little ashamed for eating it and a hunk of roast hake with burnished skin and a flesh that slipped apart into its fine pearly flakes, was accompanied by a strident brassic watercress purée and a dark sticky chicken jus, which pointed up the meatiness of the fish.

    The Guardian World News

  • If we had an honest government I would be brassic.

    legitgov

  • With one more shopping day till Christmas here's a good idea for someone who might appreciate being treated to a top London show in the New Year without leaving you brassic.

    Londonist

  • Well that obviously doesn't include us, were fucking brassic.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

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