Definition of Mustard

1. Noun. Any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica.

2. Noun. Pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds.
Exact synonyms: Table Mustard
Specialized synonyms: Dry Mustard, Powdered Mustard, Chinese Mustard
Generic synonyms: Condiment
Terms within: Mustard Seed, Isothiocyanate

3. Noun. Leaves eaten as cooked greens.

Definition of Mustard

1. n. The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica (formerly Sinapis), as white mustard (B. alba), black mustard (B. Nigra), wild mustard or charlock (B. Sinapistrum).

Definition of Mustard

1. Noun. A plant of the genus ''Brassica'' or related genera in the family Brassicaceae, with yellow flowers, and linear seed pods. ¹

2. Noun. a powder or paste made from seeds of the mustard plant, and used as a condiment or a spice. ¹

3. Noun. a dark yellow colour, the colour of mustard. ¹

4. Noun. The tomalley of a crab, which resembles the condiment. ¹

5. Adjective. of a dark yellow colour. ¹

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Definition of Mustard

1. a pungent seasoning [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mustard

1. 1. The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica (formerly Sinapis), as white mustard (B. Alba), black mustard (B. Nigra), wild mustard or charlock (B. Sinapistrum). There are also many herbs of the same family which are called mustard, and have more or less of the flavor of the true mustard; as, bowyer's mustard (Lepidium ruderale); hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale); Mithridate mustard (Thlaspi arvense); tower mustard (Arabis perfoliata); treacle mustard (Erysimum cheiranthoides). 2. A powder or a paste made from the seeds of black or white mustard, used as a condiment and a rubefacient. Taken internally it is stimulant and diuretic, and in large doses is emetic. Origin: OF. Moustarde, F. Moutarde, fr. L. Mustum must, mustard was prepared for use by being mixed with must. See Must. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mustard

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Literary usage of Mustard

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

1. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach (1920)
"mustard seed should not contain more than 5% of total ash nor more than 1.5% of ash insoluble in hydrochloric acid; black mustard seed and related types ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The peculiar pungency and odour to which mustard owes much<of its value are ... Essential oil of mustard is in chemical constitution an isothiocyanate of ..."

3. The Analyst by Society of Public Analysts (Great Britain). (1880)
"The residue in the sieve is called dressings ; what passes through is farina or flour of mustard. This is re-sifted, yielding three qualities: (a) superfine ..."

4. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Plants containing mustard oil (Bursa pastoris) stimulate the ... Powdered mustard is applied as a poultice, mixed with 5 to ю parts of flour and enough ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"In commerce two sorts of mustard seed are known, the white and the black, ... "White mustard mustard. is an annual, with a stem 1 to 2 ft. high, ..."

6. An Encyclopædia of Agriculture: Comprising the Theory and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon (1826)
"Black mustard is rather earlier. mustard is an exhausting crop, but profitable when ... The culture of black or common mustard is by far the most extensive, ..."

7. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"mustard is largely used as a condiment and to promote appetite, ... mustard and warm water is a convenient emetic in emergencies, as in cases of poisoning. ..."

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