brassica

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noun bras·si·ca \ˈbra-si-kə\

Definition of brassica

  1. :  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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