Definitions

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  • noun Mustard; mustard-seed.

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  • noun The mustard plant or its seed.

Etymologies

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From Middle English senvey, from Middle French senevé, from Latin sinapi, sinapis

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  • 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

  • Compare German senf.

    June 18, 2015