Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bearing the cross; resembling a cross.
  • In botany, pertaining to or having the characters of the natural order Cruciferæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Bearing a cross.
  • adjective (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a family of plants which have four petals arranged like the arms of a cross, as the mustard, radish, turnip, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective botany Of, or relating to the crucifer plants or products from these plants; of the family Cruciferae, the cabbage family, including cabbage and mustard.
  • adjective Bearing a cross.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Cruciferae

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Examples

  • Rutgers researchers found that the curry spice turmeric (curcumin) holds real potential for both the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, particularly when combined with phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a naturally occurring substance particularly abundant in cruciferous vegetables including watercress, cabbage, winter cress, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi and turnips.

    January 15th, 2006

  • In fact, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, greens, and others belong to a group called cruciferous vegetables, all of which are considered to have cancer-preventing ingredients.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • In fact, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, greens, and others belong to a group called cruciferous vegetables, all of which are considered to have cancer-preventing ingredients.

    Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe with Lemon, Dijon, and Tarragon Vinaigrette

  • According to new research findings published this month in the journal Cell, these healthy vegetables - known as cruciferous vegetables - can bolster the immune system.

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  • According to new research findings published this month in the journal Cell, these healthy vegetables - known as cruciferous vegetables - can bolster the immune system.

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  • Broccoli and other so-called cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts have been known to lower the risk of cancer in general, perhaps through compounds called isothiocyanates.

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  • This is very important, because in the United States fully half the fruit and vegetables consumed are relatively poor in protective impact (potatoes, iceberg lettuce, canned tomatoes), while the per capita consumption of plants rich in anticancer molecules -- such as cruciferous vegetables -- is barely 1 %.

    Which Fruits and Vegetables are Most Effective Against Cancer?

  • This is very important, because in the United States fully half the fruit and vegetables consumed are relatively poor in protective impact (potatoes, iceberg lettuce, canned tomatoes), while the per capita consumption of plants rich in anticancer molecules -- such as cruciferous vegetables -- is barely 1 %.

    David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.: Which Fruits and Vegetables are Most Effective Against Cancer?

  • This is very important, because in the United States fully half the fruit and vegetables consumed are relatively poor in protective impact (potatoes, iceberg lettuce, canned tomatoes), while the per capita consumption of plants rich in anticancer molecules -- such as cruciferous vegetables -- is barely 1 %.

    David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.: Which Fruits and Vegetables Are Most Effective Against Cancer?

  • "cruciferous" variety includes kale, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and cabbage.

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