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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.]
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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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The most common types of mustard are Sinapis alba (also called Brassica alba , yellow mustard or white mustard) and Brassica juncea (also called brown or Indian mustard).
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.
The seeds, which may be black (Brassica nigra), white (Brassica alba) or brown (Brassica juncea), are combined with vinegar, water, and sometimes spices and other flavorings.