Definition of Mustard family

1. Noun. A large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives.

Exact synonyms: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Papaverales, Order Rhoeadales, Papaverales, Rhoeadales
Member holonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant, Cress, Cress Plant, Watercress, Aethionema, Genus Aethionema, Alliaria, Genus Alliaria, Alyssum, Genus Alyssum, Arabidopsis, Genus Arabidopsis, Arabis, Genus Arabis, Armoracia, Genus Armoracia, Barbarea, Genus Barbarea, Berteroa, Genus Berteroa, Biscutella, Genus Biscutella, Brassica, Genus Brassica, Cakile, Genus Cakile, Camelina, False Flax, Genus Camelina, Capsella, Genus Capsella, Cardamine, Genus Cardamine, Dentaria, Genus Dentaria, Cheiranthus, Genus Cheiranthus, Cochlearia, Genus Cochlearia, Crambe, Genus Crambe, Descurainia, Genus Descurainia, Diplotaxis, Genus Diplotaxis, Genus Draba, Eruca, Genus Eruca, Erysimum, Genus Erysimum, Genus Heliophila, Genus Hesperis, Hesperis, Genus Iberis, Iberis, Genus Isatis, Isatis, Genus Lepidium, Lepidium, Genus Lesquerella, Lesquerella, Genus Lobularia, Lobularia, Genus Lunaria, Lunaria, Genus Malcolmia, Malcolmia, Genus Matthiola, Matthiola, Genus Nasturtium, Nasturtium, Genus Physaria, Physaria, Genus Pritzelago, Pritzelago, Genus Raphanus, Raphanus, Genus Rorippa, Rorippa, Genus Schizopetalon, Genus Sinapis, Sinapis, Genus Sisymbrium, Genus Stanleya, Stanleya, Genus Stephanomeria, Stephanomeria, Genus Subularia, Subularia, Genus Thlaspi, Thlaspi, Genus Thysanocarpus, Thysanocarpus, Genus Turritis, Turritis, Genus Vesicaria, Vesicaria, Wasabi
Derivative terms: Cruciferous

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mustard Family

mustang mint
mustard agent
mustard chlorohydrin
mustard compounds
mustard family (current term)
mustard gas
mustard gases
mustard greens
mustard oil
mustard plaster
mustard sauce
mustard seed
mustard tree

Literary usage of Mustard family

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

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"CRUCIFERAE B. Juss. Hort. Trian." 1759. mustard family. Herbs, rarely somewhat woody, with watery acrid sap, alternate leaves, and racemose or corymbose ..."

2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... (mustard family.) Herbs with pungent watery juice, alternate exstipulate leaves, ... mustard family."

3. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... mustard family. Herbs, with watery juice, of a pungent taste (eg Horseradish, Mustard, Water Cress, etc.) ; cruciferous flowers (of 4 sepals, 4 petals, ..."

4. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1906)
"Tonic, diuretic, alterative ; syphilitic, scrofulous and cutaneous affections. Dose, gr. 10—30 (.6—2 Gm.). 32. CRUCIFERA. mustard family. ..."

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