crucifer

noun
cru·​ci·​fer | \ ˈkrü-sə-fər \

Definition of crucifer

1 : one who carries a cross especially at the head of an ecclesiastical procession
2 : any of a family (Brassicaceae synonym Cruciferae) of plants including the cabbage, turnip, and mustard

Other Words from crucifer

cruciferous \ krü-​ˈsi-​f(ə-​)rəs \ adjective

First Known Use of crucifer

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crucifer

Late Latin, from Latin cruc-, crux + -fer

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