from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who bears a cross in a religious procession.
- n. Botany Any of various plants in the mustard family (Cruciferae or Brassicaceae), which includes the alyssum, candytuft, cabbage, radish, broccoli, and many weeds.
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- n. a person who carries a cross in a religious procession
- n. a member of the family Cruciferae, the cabbage family, including cabbage and mustard
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the family Cruciferæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cross-bearer; specifically, one who carries a large cross in ecclesiastical processions.
- n. In botany, a plant of the order Cruciferæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
In contrast to the extensive study of species with persistent endosperm, little is known about the global gene expression pattern in the endosperm of exalbuminous seed species such as crucifer oilseeds.
Still Hyla crucifer has yet to commence chorusing here but any day now.
A cope is worn by the celebrant, and dalmatics by the assistant ministers; while the two thurifers, crucifer and taperers have girdled albs and dalmatics.
You may be chosen to light the candles, or be the crucifer, who carries the brass cross up the aisle.
Horseradish is a member of the crucifer family, along with radishes, turnips and mustard.
Closer to home, now is also the season for cauliflower, that ubiquitous and often tasteless white hunk of crucifer you're used to getting throughout the year.
Although both plants are from the crucifer family, they really taste very different.
I was definitely that kid with the bronze cross - acolyte, crucifer, youth choir, I even followed the minister my grandfather with the tray for the empty communion cups.
Of course, not everyone loves the taste and texture of this stalky crucifer.
It is a crucifer, I think, so it can get eaten by those little moths like cabbage and broccoli though.