Definitions of crucifer
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
    synonyms: cruciferous plant
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    cress, cress plant
    any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
    Alliaria officinalis, garlic mustard, hedge garlic, jack-by-the-hedge, sauce-alone
    European herb that smells like garlic
    alyssum, madwort
    any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers
    Anastatica hierochuntica, resurrection plant, rose of Jericho
    small grey Asiatic desert plant bearing minute white flowers that rolls up when dry and expands when moist
    Brassica oleracea, wild cabbage
    wild original of cultivated cabbages; common in western coastal Europe
    Brassica oleracea, cabbage, cultivated cabbage
    any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
    Brassica oleracea gemmifera, brussels sprout
    plant grown for its stout stalks of edible small green heads resembling diminutive cabbages
    Brassica oleracea botrytis, cauliflower
    a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
    Brassica oleracea italica, broccoli
    plant with dense clusters of tight green flower buds
    Brassica oleracea acephala, borecole, cole, colewort, kail, kale
    a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head
    Brassica oleracea gongylodes, kohlrabi
    plant cultivated for its enlarged fleshy turnip-shaped edible stem
    turnip plant
    any of several widely cultivated plants having edible roots
    Brassica rapa ruvo, broccoli raab, broccoli rabe
    plant grown for its pungent edible leafy shoots
    any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica
    Brassica rapa pekinensis, Chinese cabbage, celery cabbage, napa, pe-tsai
    plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery; used as a vegetable in east Asia
    Brassica rapa chinensis, Chinese white cabbage, bok choi, bok choy, pak choi, pakchoi
    Asiatic plant grown for its cluster of edible white stalks with dark green leaves
    Brassica perviridis, Brassica rapa perviridis, spinach mustard, tendergreen
    Asiatic plant cultivated for its swollen root crown and edible foliage
    Camelina sativa, gold of pleasure
    annual European false flax having small white flowers; cultivated since Neolithic times as a source of fiber and for its oil-rich seeds; widely naturalized in North America
    Capsella bursa-pastoris, shepherd's pouch, shepherd's purse
    white-flowered annual European herb bearing triangular notched pods; nearly cosmopolitan as an introduced weed
    radish, radish plant
    a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
    Stephanomeria malheurensis, malheur wire lettuce
    a small plant of Oregon resembling mustard; a threatened species
    any of several water-loving cresses
    Arabidopsis thaliana, mouse-ear cress
    a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described
    Arabidopsis lyrata
    a small noninvasive cross-pollinating plant with white flowers; closely related to Arabidopsis thaliana
    rock cress, rockcress
    any of several rock-loving cresses of the genus Arabis
    Arabis glabra, Turritis glabra, tower cress, tower mustard
    or genus Arabis: erect cress widely distributed throughout Europe
    St. Barbara's herb, scurvy grass, winter cress
    any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
    Brassica oleracea capitata, head cabbage, head cabbage plant
    any of various cultivated cabbage plants having a short thick stalk and large compact head of edible usually green leaves
    variety of kale having smooth leaves
    Brassica rapa, turnip, white turnip
    widely cultivated plant having a large fleshy edible white or yellow root
    Brassica napus napobrassica, Swedish turnip, rutabaga, rutabaga plant, swede, turnip cabbage
    a cruciferous plant with a thick bulbous edible yellow root
    Brassica juncea, chinese mustard, gai choi, indian mustard, leaf mustard
    Asiatic mustard used as a potherb
    Brassica nigra, black mustard
    widespread Eurasian annual plant cultivated for its pungent seeds; a principal source of table mustard
    Brassica napus, colza, rape
    Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
    bitter cress, bittercress
    any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
    Cochlearia officinalis, common scurvy grass, scurvy grass
    a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
    Lepidium sativum, common garden cress, garden pepper cress, pepper grass, pepperwort
    annual herb used as salad green and garnish
    Raphanus sativus, radish
    Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw
    Japanese radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus, daikon, radish
    radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
    Brassica hirta, Sinapis alba, white mustard
    Eurasian mustard cultivated for its pungent seeds; a source of table mustard and mustard oil
    Brassica kaber, Sinapis arvensis, chadlock, charlock, field mustard, wild mustard
    weedy Eurasian plant often a pest in grain fields
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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