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mustard

noun mus·tard \ˈməs-tərd\

: 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
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
:  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
:  a dark to moderate yellow
mus·tardy \-tər-dē\ adjective
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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

noun mus·tard \ˈmə-stərd\

Definition of MUSTARD for Kids

:  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

noun mus·tard \ˈməs-tərd\

Medical Definition of MUSTARD

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
:  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
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