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white mustard

n.
An annual Eurasian plant (Sinapis alba syn. Brassica alba) in the mustard family, having yellow flowers and yellowish-brown seeds used as a spice and for their oil. Also called yellow mustard.

[From the relatively light color of the seeds when compared to those of black mustard.]

white mustard

n
(Plants) a Eurasian plant, Brassica hirta (or Sinapis alba), having clusters of yellow flowers and pungent seeds from which the condiment mustard is made: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
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Noun1.white mustard - Eurasian mustard cultivated for its pungent seeds; a source of table mustard and mustard oil
mustard seed - black or white seeds ground to make mustard pastes or powders
mustard - any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
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When referred to the folk healer, they are given two prescriptions: the first one is composed of one kilogram of Brassica alba seeds and a hundred grams of Viscum album.
In addition to repeated vaginal washing and soaking the feet in Brassica alba and Viscum album, a spoon of Alchemilla vulgaris is ground and dissolved in one litre of water to be taken by the wife if she suffers from a prolapse of the uterus.
The plant, brassica, was given the common name "mustard" after the condiment, and there are three most common types: White (or yellow) mustard, brassica alba, the mildest of the three is most common in American ballpark-style mustards; brown mustard, brassica juncea, from which strong Dijon mustard is made; and black mustard, brassica nigra, the strongest variety, found most often in India and the Middle East.