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mustard family

n.
A large family of herbs, the Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae), characterized by flowers with four petals arranged in a cross, usually long narrow seedpods, and a pungent odor or taste, and including vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radishes, and watercress.
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Noun1.mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowersmustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
order Papaverales, order Rhoeadales, Papaverales, Rhoeadales - an order of dicotyledonous plants
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
watercress - any of several water-loving cresses
Aethionema, genus Aethionema - Old World genus of the family Cruciferae
Alliaria, genus Alliaria - a genus of herbs of the family Cruciferae; have broad leaves and white flowers and long siliques
genus Alyssum, Alyssum - a genus of the family Cruciferae
Arabidopsis, genus Arabidopsis - a genus of the mustard family having white or yellow or purplish flowers; closely related to genus Arabis
Arabis, genus Arabis - annual to perennial woody herbs of temperate North America, Europe and Asia: rockcress
Armoracia, genus Armoracia - horseradish
Barbarea, genus Barbarea - biennial or perennial herbs of north temperate regions: winter cress
Berteroa, genus Berteroa - hoary alyssum
Biscutella, genus Biscutella - genus of Eurasian herbs and small shrubs: buckler mustard
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
Cakile, genus Cakile - small genus of succulent annual herbs found on sandy shores of North America and Europe
Camelina, false flax, genus Camelina - annual and biennial herbs of Mediterranean to central Asia
Capsella, genus Capsella - shepherd's purse
Cardamine, genus Cardamine - bittercress, bitter cress
Dentaria, genus Dentaria - usually included in genus Cardamine; in some classifications considered a separate genus
Cheiranthus, genus Cheiranthus - Old World perennial plants grown for their showy flowers
Cochlearia, genus Cochlearia - a genus of the family Cruciferae
Crambe, genus Crambe - annual or perennial herbs with large leaves that resemble the leaves of cabbages
Descurainia, genus Descurainia - includes annual or biennial herbs of America and Europe very similar to and often included among those of genera Sisymbrium or Hugueninia; not recognized in some classification systems
genus Draba - large genus of low tufted herbs of temperate and Arctic regions
Eruca, genus Eruca - annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region
Erysimum, genus Erysimum - large genus of annual or perennial herbs some grown for their flowers and some for their attractive evergreen leaves; Old World and North America
genus Heliophila - genus of South African flowering herbs and subshrubs
genus Hesperis, Hesperis - biennial or perennial erect herbs having nocturnally fragrant flowers
genus Iberis, Iberis - Old World herbs and subshrubs: candytuft
genus Isatis, Isatis - Old World genus of annual to perennial herbs: woad
genus Lepidium, Lepidium - cosmopolitan genus of annual and biennial and perennial herbs: cress
genus Lesquerella, Lesquerella - genus of low-growing hairy herbs: bladderpods
genus Lobularia, Lobularia - sweet alyssum
genus Lunaria, Lunaria - small genus of European herbs: honesty
genus Malcolmia, Malcolmia - genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; Mediterranean to Afghanistan
genus Matthiola, Matthiola - genus of Old World plants grown as ornamentals
genus Nasturtium, Nasturtium - aquatic herbs
genus Physaria, Physaria - small genus of western North American herbs similar to Lesquerella: bladderpods
genus Pritzelago, Pritzelago - chamois cress
genus Rorippa, Rorippa - annual and perennial herbs of damp habitats; cosmopolitan except Antarctica
genus Schizopetalon - small genus of South American herbs grown for its flowers
genus Sinapis, Sinapis - small genus of Old World herbs usually included in genus Brassica
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Camelina, a branch of the mustard family, is indigenous to both Europe and Central Asia and hardly a new crop on the scene: Archaeological evidence indicates that it had been cultivated in Europe for at least three millennia to produce both vegetable oil and animal fodder.
Oil from the seed of this yellow-flowered, herbaceous member of the mustard family can also be made into first-rate cooking oil and high-quality biodiesel, offering a renewable alternative to using imported petroleum for that fuel.
Chinese or celery cabbage is not; it's in the mustard family.
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Brassicas are also members of the mustard family and they have a distinctive tangy, somewhat spicy flavour as a result.
I3C-which can be found in cruciferous vegetables that belong to the mustard family, including cauliflower and broccoli-were found to make breast cancer tumours more vulnerable to chemotherapy drugs.
Watercress is actually a member of the mustard family, hence its hot, peppery taste.
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It is obtained from the seeds of two species of rape plants in the mustard family.
No fat and no cholesterol, horseradish is not a radish, but a close relative of the mustard family.