noun cru·ci·fer \ˈkrü-sə-fər\

Definition of CRUCIFER

:  one who carries a cross especially at the head of an ecclesiastical procession
:  any of a family (Cruciferae syn. Brassicaceae) of plants including the cabbage, turnip, and mustard
cru·cif·er·ous \krü-ˈsi-f(ə-)rəs\ adjective

Origin of CRUCIFER

Late Latin, from Latin cruc-, crux + -fer
First Known Use: 1574

Rhymes with CRUCIFER


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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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