from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disused generic name for mustard; -- now called Brassica.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A former genus of European and Asiatic cruciferous plants, including mustard, the type of the order.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small genus of Old World herbs usually included in genus Brassica
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It has been made into the familiar European condiment at least since Roman times; its name in most European languages comes not from the Latin name of the seed or plant (sinapis), but from the condiment, which was made with freshly fermented wine (mustum), and the hot (ardens) seeds.
(_Leptidia sinapis_) the Brimstone Butterfly (_Gonapteryx rhamm_), and the Purple Hair-streak (_Thecla quercus_).
A plant of the genus sinapis, a pod-bearing, shrub-like plant, growing wild, and also cultivated in gardens.
The objection commonly made against any sinapis being the plant of the parable is that the reed grew into "a tree," in which the fowls of the air are said to come and lodge.
With every allowance for the extremest development attainable by culture, it must be felt that the dimensions of the domestic _sinapis_ scarcely justify the last illustration; besides which it is an annual, and cannot possibly be classed as a "tree."
The Greek term [Greek: sinapis], which occurs Matt. xiii 31, and elsewhere, is the name given to _mustard_; for which the Arabic equivalent is _chardul_ or _khardal_, and the Syriac _khardalo_.
• the wood white (Leptidea sinapis) - down to under 100 colonies
Jesus likes the man's perseverance and humility; he rewards his faith: "` Si habueritis fidem, sicut granum sinapis!