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mus·tard

 (mŭs′tərd)
n.
1.
a. Any of various Eurasian plants of the mustard family, especially white mustard, Indian mustard, and black mustard, which are cultivated for their pungent seeds and edible leaves.
b. A condiment made from the powdered seeds of certain of these plants.
2. A member of the mustard family.
3. A dark yellow to light olive brown.
4. Any of a group of toxic organic compounds that include mustard gas and the nitrogen mustards.

[Middle English, from Old French mustarde, from Latin mustum, must, unfermented wine; see must3.]

mus′tard·y adj.

mustard

(ˈmʌstəd)
n
1. (Plants) any of several Eurasian plants of the genus Brassica, esp black mustard and white mustard, having yellow or white flowers and slender pods and cultivated for their pungent seeds: family Brassicaceae (crucifers). See also charlock
2. (Cookery) a paste made from the powdered seeds of any of these plants and used as a condiment
3. (Colours)
a. a brownish-yellow colour
b. (as adjective): a mustard carpet.
4. slang chiefly US zest or enthusiasm
5. cut the mustard slang to come up to expectations
[C13: from Old French moustarde, from Latin mustum must2, since the original condiment was made by adding must]

mus•tard

(ˈmʌs tərd)

n.
1. a pungent powder or paste prepared from the seed of the mustard plant, used esp. as a food seasoning or condiment.
2. any of various acrid or pungent plants, esp. of the genus Brassica, as B. juncea, the chief source of commercial mustard, and Sinapis alba, the white mustard.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French moustarde a relish orig. made of mustard seed and must]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mustard - any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassicamustard - any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
Brassica juncea, chinese mustard, gai choi, indian mustard, leaf mustard - Asiatic mustard used as a potherb
black mustard, Brassica nigra - widespread Eurasian annual plant cultivated for its pungent seeds; a principal source of table mustard
Brassica napus, colza, rape - Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
Brassica hirta, Sinapis alba, white mustard - Eurasian mustard cultivated for its pungent seeds; a source of table mustard and mustard oil
Brassica kaber, chadlock, charlock, field mustard, Sinapis arvensis, wild mustard - weedy Eurasian plant often a pest in grain fields
isothiocyanate - a family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations
2.mustard - pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seedsmustard - pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds
dry mustard, powdered mustard - a substance such that one to three tablespoons dissolved in a glass of warm water is a homemade emetic
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
mustard seed - black or white seeds ground to make mustard pastes or powders
Chinese mustard - very hot prepared mustard
isothiocyanate - a family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations
3.mustard - leaves eaten as cooked greens
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
Translations
خردلخَرْدَلخَرْدَلٌ
hořčicehorčiče
sennep
خردل
sinappisinapinkeltainensinapinvärinen
gorčica
mustár
sinnep
マスタード
겨자
garstyčios
sinepes
horčica
gorčica
senap
ผงมัสตาร์ดใช้ปรุงอาหาร
mù tạc

mustard

[ˈmʌstəd]
A. N (Bot, Culin) → mostaza f
he doesn't cut the mustardno da la talla
B. ADJ a mustard (yellow) dressun vestido color mostaza
C. CPD mustard gas N (Chem, Mil) → gas m mostaza
mustard plaster Nsinapismo m, cataplasma f de mostaza
mustard pot Nmostacera f

mustard

[ˈmʌstərd] nmoutarde f
to be as keen as mustard (mainly British) [person] → déborder d'enthousiasme
to cut the mustard (= be good enough) → être à la hauteurmustard gas nypérite f, gaz m moutardemustard powder nfarine f de moutarde

mustard

nSenf m; (= colour)Senfgelb nt; to be as keen as mustardFeuer und Flamme sein; to cut the mustard (inf)es bringen (sl)
attrSenf-; (= yellow)senffarben; mustard sauceSenfsoße f

mustard

in cpdsSenf-;
mustard gas
nSenfgas nt
mustard plaster
nSenfpackung f
mustard powder
nSenfmehl nt
mustard seeds
plSenfkörner pl
mustard yellow
nSenfgelb nt
mustard-yellow
adjsenfgelb

mustard

[ˈmʌstəd] nsenape f (also grain mustard) → mostarda
as keen as mustard → molto entusiasta

mustard

(ˈmastəd) noun
a type of seasoning with a hot taste made from the seeds of the mustard plant.

mustard

خَرْدَلٌ horčiče sennep Senf μουστάρδα mostaza sinappi moutarde gorčica mostarda マスタード 겨자 mosterd sennep musztarda mostarda горчица senap ผงมัสตาร์ดใช้ปรุงอาหาร hardal mù tạc 芥末
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Across a long field that had been seeded for clover but that had produced only a dense crop of yellow mustard weeds, he could see the public highway along which went a wagon filled with berry pickers returning from the fields.
The chamois is a black or brown creature no bigger than a mustard seed; you do not have to go after it, it comes after you; it arrives in vast herds and skips and scampers all over your body, inside your clothes; thus it is not shy, but extremely sociable; it is not afraid of man, on the contrary, it will attack him; its bite is not dangerous, but neither is it pleasant; its activity has not been overstated --if you try to put your finger on it, it will skip a thousand times its own length at one jump, and no eye is sharp enough to see where it lights.
You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato.
Here, recumbent on a small sofa, underneath a picture of a race-horse, with her head close to the fire, and her feet pushing the mustard off the dumb-waiter at the other end of the room, was Mrs.
But if we are allowed to sit at meat with her,--ever a royal condescension,--it is ours at least to pass her the salt, to see that she is never kept waiting a moment for the mustard or the pepper, to cut the bread for her with geometrical precision, and to lean as near her warm shoulder as we dare to pour out for her the sacred wine.
Very true,' said the Duchess: `flamingoes and mustard both bite.
At the other end of the table was a partly unfolded tablecloth, a plate, a tumbler, a knife and fork, salt- cellar, mustard and a chair--in short, preparations for one person's supper.
The duchess asked Sancho how he had fared on that long journey, to which Sancho replied, "I felt, senora, that we were flying through the region of fire, as my master told me, and I wanted to uncover my eyes for a bit; but my master, when I asked leave to uncover myself, would not let me; but as I have a little bit of curiosity about me, and a desire to know what is forbidden and kept from me, quietly and without anyone seeing me I drew aside the handkerchief covering my eyes ever so little, close to my nose, and from underneath looked towards the earth, and it seemed to me that it was altogether no bigger than a grain of mustard seed, and that the men walking on it were little bigger than hazel nuts; so you may see how high we must have got to then.
After seeing William to the last moment, Fanny walked back to the breakfast-room with a very saddened heart to grieve over the melancholy change; and there her uncle kindly left her to cry in peace, conceiving, perhaps, that the deserted chair of each young man might exercise her tender enthusiasm, and that the remaining cold pork bones and mustard in William's plate might but divide her feelings with the broken egg-shells in Mr.
They roused him with muffins--they roused him with ice-- They roused him with mustard and cress-- They roused him with jam and judicious advice-- They set him conundrums to guess.
He would sacrifice human life, his own among the rest, or whatever else was dearest to him, for the sake of adding so much as a grain of mustard seed to the great heap of his accumulated knowledge.
In a sense, you know, it was flattering; but for the moment it made me feel as if I had been offered a pot of mustard to sniff.