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mustard

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noun mus·tard \ˈməs-tərd\

Simple Definition of mustard

  • : a thick and spicy yellow or brownish-yellow sauce that is usually eaten with meat

  • : a plant with yellow flowers, leaves that can be used for food, and seeds that are used in making mustard

  • : a brownish-yellow color

Full Definition of mustard

  1. 1 a :  a pungent yellow powder of the seeds of any of several common mustards (Brassica hirta, B. nigra, or B. juncea) used as a condiment or in medicine as a stimulant and diuretic, an emetic, or a counterirritant b slang :  zest

  2. 2 :  any of several herbs (genus Brassica of the family Cruciferae syn. Brassicaceae, the mustard family) with lobed leaves, yellow flowers, and linear beaked pods

  3. 3 :  a dark to moderate yellow

mus·tardy play \-tər-dē\ adjective

Examples of mustard

  1. Would you like some mustard on your hot dog?



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Origin of mustard

Middle English, from Anglo-French mustarde, from must must, from Latin mustum


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with mustard



MUSTARD Defined for Kids

mustard

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noun mus·tard \ˈmə-stərd\

Definition of mustard

  1. :  a sharp-tasting yellow powder that is prepared from the seeds of a plant related to the cabbage and is used especially as a seasoning for foods




Medical Dictionary

mustard

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noun mus·tard \ˈməs-tərd\

Medical Definition of mustard

  1. 1:  a pungent yellow condiment consisting of the pulverized seeds of the black mustard or sometimes the white mustard either dry or made into a paste and serving as a stimulant and diuretic or in large doses as an emetic and as a counterirritant when applied to the skin as a poultice

  2. 2:  any of several herbs (genus Brassica of the family Cruciferae, the mustard family) with lobed leaves, yellow flowers, and linear beaked pods—see black mustard 1, white mustard

  3. 3a:  mustard gasb:  nitrogen mustard





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