Definition of brassica
: any of a large genus (Brassica) of Old World temperate-zone herbs (as broccoli and cabbage) of the mustard family with cylindrical pods
Origin and Etymology of brassica
New Latin, genus name, from Latin, cabbage
First Known Use: 1727
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