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Meaning of MUSTARD

Pronunciation:  'musturd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  leaves eaten as cooked greens
  2. [n]  pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds
  3. [n]  any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica

MUSTARD is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Indian mustard, leaf mustard, mustard greens, table mustard
 See Also: black mustard, Brassica, Brassica hirta, Brassica juncea, Brassica kaber, Brassica napus, Brassica nigra, chadlock, charlock, chinese mustard, Chinese mustard, colza, condiment, crucifer, cruciferous plant, cruciferous vegetable, dry mustard, field mustard, gai choi, genus Brassica, indian mustard, isothiocyanate, isothiocyanate, leaf mustard, mustard seed, powdered mustard, rape, Sinapis alba, Sinapis arvensis, white mustard, wild mustard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mus"tard\, n. [OF. moustarde, F. moutarde, fr. L.
mustum must, -- mustard was prepared for use by being mixed
with must. See {Must}, n.]
1. (Bot.) 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}).

Note: 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

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.

{Mustard oil} (Chem.), a substance obtained from mustard, as
   a transparent, volatile and intensely pungent oil. The
   name is also extended to a number of analogous compounds
   produced either naturally or artificially.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing mustard growing in your dream means success and wealth. Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating mustard seeds indicates that you will bitterly regret some hasty action that you are now suffering for.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a plant of the genus sinapis, a pod-bearing, shrub-like plant, growing wild, and also cultivated in gardens. The little round seeds were an emblem of any small insignificant object. It is not mentioned in the Old Testament; and in each of the three instances of its occurrence in the New Testament (Matt. 13:31, 32; Mark 4:31, 32; Luke 13:18, 19) it is spoken of only with reference to the smallness of its seed. The common mustard of Palestine is the Sinapis nigra. This garden herb sometimes grows to a considerable height, so as to be spoken of as "a tree" as compared with garden herbs.