Definition of Mustard tree
1. Noun. Evergreen South American shrub naturalized in United States; occasionally responsible for poisoning livestock.
2. Noun. Glabrous or pubescent evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Salvadora; twigs are fibrous and in some parts of the world are bound together in clusters and used as a toothbrush; shoots are used as camel fodder; plant ash provides salt.
Group relationships: Genus Salvadora, Salvadora
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
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Literary usage of Mustard tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"It appeal's that Captains Irby and Mangles, who had observed this tree near the Dead Sea, wei-e struck with the idea that it was the mustard-tree of the ..."
2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1844)
"Now the parable of the mustard-tree is given by three of the Evangelists, in the following words : St. Matthew, xiii. 31. ..."
3. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"The subject of the mustard-tree of Scripture has •Í Ые year» been a matter of considerable contro- ler.y. the common mustard-plant being supposed ..."
4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1863)
"The mustard-tree of the New Testament demands more extended notice. 'The kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in ..."
5. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"The subject of the mustard-tree of Scripture has of Inte years been a matter of considerable controversy, the common mustard-plant being supposed 'unable to ..."
6. A Dictionary of the Bible, Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography edited by William Smith (1898)
"Mustard occurs in Matt. xiii. 31, xvii. 20; Mark iv. 31 ; Luke xiii. 19, xvii. 6. The subject of the mustard-tree of Scripture has of 1'ite years been a ..."