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crucifer

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noun cru·ci·fer \ˈkrü-sə-fər\

Definition of crucifer

  1. 1 :  one who carries a cross especially at the head of an ecclesiastical procession

  2. 2 :  any of a family (Cruciferae syn. Brassicaceae) of plants including the cabbage, turnip, and mustard

cruciferous play \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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