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  • n. The mustard plant or its seed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mustard; mustard-seed.


From Middle English senvey, from Middle French senevé, from Latin sinapi, sinapis (Wiktionary)


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  • Compare German senf.

    June 18, 2015

  • It was the condiment, not the plant, that was originally called mustard. The condiment got its name because it was made by grinding the seeds of what was once called the senvy plant into a paste and mixing it with must (an unfermented wine).

    June 18, 2015