cruciferous plant


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Noun1.cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferaecruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
alyssum, madwort - any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers
Anastatica hierochuntica, resurrection plant, rose of Jericho - small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moist
wild cabbage, Brassica oleracea - wild original of cultivated cabbages; common in western coastal Europe
Brassica oleracea, cultivated cabbage, cabbage - any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
Brassica oleracea gemmifera, brussels sprout - plant grown for its stout stalks of edible small green heads resembling diminutive cabbages
Brassica oleracea botrytis, cauliflower - a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
Brassica oleracea italica, broccoli - plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds
borecole, Brassica oleracea acephala, cole, colewort, kail, kale - a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
Brassica oleracea gongylodes, kohlrabi - plant cultivated for its enlarged fleshy turnip-shaped edible stem
turnip plant - any of several widely cultivated plants having edible roots
Brassica rapa ruvo, broccoli raab, broccoli rabe - plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots
mustard - any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
Brassica rapa pekinensis, celery cabbage, Chinese cabbage, napa, pe-tsai - plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia
bok choi, bok choy, Brassica rapa chinensis, Chinese white cabbage, pak choi, pakchoi - Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leaves
Brassica perviridis, Brassica rapa perviridis, spinach mustard, tendergreen - Asiatic plant cultivated for its swollen root crown and edible foliage
Camelina sativa, gold of pleasure - annual European false flax having small white flowers; cultivated since Neolithic times as a source of fiber and for its oil-rich seeds; widely naturalized in North America
Capsella bursa-pastoris, shepherd's pouch, shepherd's purse - white-flowered annual European herb bearing triangular notched pods; nearly cosmopolitan as an introduced weed
radish plant, radish - a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
malheur wire lettuce, Stephanomeria malheurensis - a small plant of Oregon resembling mustard; a threatened species
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Eight hundred fathoms broad at this point, the Niger flowed between banks richly grown with cruciferous plants and tamarind-trees.
Cruciferous plant of North Africa and Syria (4,2,7) 20.
But once you start learning about the health benefits of cauliflower and all its cruciferous plant family members, you will give this veggie its due respect.
Insecta: Coleoptera, Curculionidae), associated with Tchihatchewia isatidea Boissier, a cruciferous plant endemic of Turkey.
The old name for this family - plant names never stop changing - was Cruciferae, which was and forever would have been an entirely proper and logical name because the flower petals of each cruciferous plant are in the shape of a cross.
The research team tested ten known protective chemical nutrients found in foods like broccoli, grapes, apples, tofu, and turmeric root (a spice used in Indian curry) before settling upon six - Curcumin known as turmeric, Isoflavone from soybeans, Indo-3-Carbinol from cruciferous plants, C-phycocyanin from spirulina, Reservatrol from grapes, and Quercetin, a flavonoid present in fruits, vegetables, and tea.
The research team tested ten known protective chemical nutrients found in foods like broccoli, grapes, apples, tofu, and turmeric root (a spice used in Indian curry) before settling upon six - Curcumin known as tumeric, Isoflavone from soybeans, Indo-3-Carbinol from cruciferous plants, C-phycocyanin from spirulina, Reservatrol from grapes, and Quercetin, a flavonoid present in fruits, vegetables, and tea.