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bras·si·ca

 (brăs′ĭ-kə)
n.
Any of various plants of the genus Brassica of the mustard family, including cabbage and broccoli.

[New Latin Brassica, genus name, from Latin brassica, cabbage.]
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brassica

(ˈbræsɪkə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Brassica, such as cabbage, rape, turnip, and mustard: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
[C19: from Latin: cabbage]
brassicaceous adj
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bras•si•ca

(ˈbræs ɪ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
any plant belonging to the genus Brassica, of the mustard family, including cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, turnip, and mustard.
[1825–35; < New Latin, Latin: cabbage]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brassica - mustards: cabbagesBrassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
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
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 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
Brassica rapa, turnip, white turnip - widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root
Brassica napus napobrassica, rutabaga plant, Swedish turnip, turnip cabbage, swede, rutabaga - a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root
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 juncea, chinese mustard, gai choi, indian mustard, leaf mustard - Asiatic mustard used as a potherb
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
black mustard, Brassica nigra - widespread Eurasian annual plant cultivated for its pungent seeds; a principal source of table mustard
Brassica napus, colza - Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
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Translations

brassica

[ˈbræsɪkə] Nbrassica f, crucífera f
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brassica

[ˈbræsɪkə] nbrassicacée f, crucifère f
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Other brassicas, such as cabbage and broccoli, have also had a bashing as fields became waterlogged.
If your veg patch has had cabbage root fly or clubroot, sow brassicas in pots in a cold frame to put out later.
By MATT MELLOR Agricultural correspondent farming@dailypost.co.uk PASTURE improvement, rotational grazing and tactical use of brassicas are all playing a part in boosting productivity at an upland dairy farm in Conwy.
Most of the bulb-producing brassicas fit this description.
- Bob Carter, via email Carol: Club root is a fungal infection that lives in the soil and affects brassicas. Liming the soil helps but you'll probably find you have to grow your cabbages, caulis and sprouts in another area.
BOB CARTER ACLUB root is a fungal infection that lives in the soil and affects brassicas. Liming the soil helps but you'll probably find you have to grow your cabbages, caulis and sprouts in another area.
BOB CARTER | Daf punk: Take an anarchic approach to planting your daffodils ACLUB root is a fungal infection that lives in the soil and affects brassicas. Liming the soil helps but you'll probably find you have to grow your cabbages, caulis d sprouts in another area.
erysimi also hamper photosynthetic process in different oilseed brassicas (Razaq et al., 2014; Hussain et al., 2014).
Molecular genetics of glucosinolate biosynthesis in brassicas: Genetic manipulation and application aspects.
Brassicas - cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and sprouts the best known - are without doubt one of the Old World's most valuable contributions to the kitchen.
Pick yellowing leaves offBrussels sprouts and other brassicas promptly, to prevent spread of grey mould and brassica downy mildew.