Definition of Cruciferous

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Cruciferae.

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Partainyms: Cruciferae
Derivative terms: Cruciferae

Definition of Cruciferous

1. a. Bearing a cross.

Definition of Cruciferous

1. 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. ¹

2. Adjective. Bearing a cross. ¹

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Definition of Cruciferous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cruciferous

cruciate anastomosis
cruciate eminence
cruciate ligament of leg
cruciate ligament of the atlas
cruciate ligaments of knee
cruciate muscle
cruciate sulci
cruciate sulcus
crucible steel
cruciferous (current term)
cruciferous plant
cruciferous vegetable
crucifix fish

Literary usage of Cruciferous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller (1906)
"The flowers of cruciferous plants are very similar in all the species, having, as the family name suggests, four regular petals and four sepals. ..."

2. Insects Injurious to Vegetables by Frank Hurlbut Chittenden (1907)
"CHAPTER IX INSECTS INJURIOUS TO CABBAGE AND OTHER cruciferous CROPS CABBAGE ... The roots of cabbage and related cruciferous crop plants frequently suffer ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"... had the object in view of promoting tho ripening of the seeds without premature loss from the seed-vessels. On {lie Nature of tlte cruciferous fruit, ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... bladder-like fruits, such as bladder-senna, which arc easily rolled by the wind, or cases like the so-called rose of Jericho, a small cruciferous plant ..."

5. More Letters of Charles Darwin: A Record of His Work in a Series of Hitherto by Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin (1903)
"DIAGRAM OF cruciferous FLOWER. Letter 615 To JD Hooker. ... You once told me that cruciferous flowers were anomalous in alternation of parts, and had given ..."

6. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1896)
"DIMORPHISM IN Two SOUTH AUSTRALIAN cruciferous PLANTS. By PROFESSOR RALPH TATE. [Read October 4, 1898.] Bentham, in Fl. Austral., I., p. ..."

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