Definition of Cruciferous plant
1. Noun. Any of various plants of the family Cruciferae.
Terms within: Cruciferous Vegetable
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Specialized synonyms: Cress, Cress Plant, Alliaria Officinalis, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic, Jack-by-the-hedge, Sauce-alone, Alyssum, Madwort, Anastatica Hierochuntica, Resurrection Plant, Rose Of Jericho, Brassica Oleracea, Wild Cabbage, Brassica Oleracea, Cabbage, Cultivated Cabbage, Brassica Oleracea Gemmifera, Brussels Sprout, Brassica Oleracea Botrytis, Cauliflower, Brassica Oleracea Italica, Broccoli, Borecole, Brassica Oleracea Acephala, Cole, Colewort, Kail, Kale, Brassica Oleracea Gongylodes, Kohlrabi, Turnip Plant, Brassica Rapa Ruvo, Broccoli Raab, Broccoli Rabe, Mustard, Brassica Rapa Pekinensis, Celery Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Napa, Pe-tsai, Bok Choi, Bok Choy, Brassica Rapa Chinensis, Chinese White Cabbage, Pak Choi, Pakchoi, Brassica Perviridis, Brassica Rapa Perviridis, Spinach Mustard, Tendergreen, Camelina Sativa, Gold Of Pleasure, Capsella Bursa-pastoris, Shepherd's Pouch, Shepherd's Purse, Radish, Radish Plant, Malheur Wire Lettuce, Stephanomeria Malheurensis
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cruciferous Plant
Literary usage of Cruciferous plant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. 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 ..."
2. A Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences by Richard Dennis Hoblyn (1865)
"Horseradish; an indigenous cruciferous plant, the root of which is ... Common scurvy grass ; a cruciferous plant, celebrated as a remedy in sea- scurvy. ..."
3. Wholesome Fare: A Sanitary Cookbook, Comprising the Laws of Food and the by Edmund S Delamere (1878)
"The importance (under those peculiar circumstances) of a single cruciferous plant could be hardly brought into higher relief; and it will be remembered that ..."
4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... Linn., is a cruciferous plant which grows wild on the sea-cliffs of western end southern Europe. Figs. 293 and 294, from nature, л. ..."