white mustard
Mustard Mus"tard, n. [OF. moustarde, F. moutarde, fr. L. mustum must, -- mustard was prepared for use by being mixed with must. See {Must}, n.] 1. (Bot.) The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus {Brassica} (formerly {Sinapis}), as {white mustard} ({Brassica alba}), {black mustard} ({Brassica Nigra}), {wild mustard} or {charlock} ({Brassica Sinapistrum}). [1913 Webster]

Note: There are also many herbs of the same family which are called mustard, and have more or less of the flavor of the true mustard; as, bowyer's mustard ({Lepidium ruderale}); hedge mustard ({Sisymbrium officinale}); Mithridate mustard ({Thlaspi arvense}); tower mustard ({Arabis perfoliata}); treacle mustard ({Erysimum cheiranthoides}). [1913 Webster]

2. A powder or a paste made from the seeds of black or white mustard, used as a condiment and a rubefacient. Taken internally it is stimulant and diuretic, and in large doses is emetic. [1913 Webster]

{Mustard oil} (Chem.), a substance obtained from mustard, as a transparent, volatile and intensely pungent oil. The name is also extended to a number of analogous compounds produced either naturally or artificially. [1913 Webster]


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  • White mustard — A kind of mustard ({Sinapis alba}) with rough hairy foliage, a long beaked hispid pod, and pale seeds, which yield mustard and mustard oil. The plant is also grown for forage. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white mustard — n a Eurasian mustard (Brassica hirta) with pale yellow seeds that yield mustard and mustard oil * * * yellow mustard Brassica alba (L.) Rabenh., which has been used as an emetic and counterirritant. Since the plant contains sinigrin, animals… …   Medical dictionary

  • white mustard — n. an annual mustard (Brassica hirta) that has seeds which are ground and made into a paste used as a condiment * * * …   Universalium

  • white mustard — n. an annual mustard (Brassica hirta) that has seeds which are ground and made into a paste used as a condiment …   English World dictionary

  • White mustard — taxobox name = White Mustard regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Brassicales familia = Brassicaceae genus = Sinapis species = S. alba binomial = Sinapis alba |White mustard (… …   Wikipedia

  • white mustard — noun Eurasian mustard cultivated for its pungent seeds; a source of table mustard and mustard oil • Syn: ↑Brassica hirta, ↑Sinapis alba • Hypernyms: ↑mustard • Part Meronyms: ↑mustard seed * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • white mustard — baltoji garstyčia statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Vienametis žolinis bastutinių (Brassicaceae) šeimos augalas, nereiklus šilumai, mėgstantis drėgmę, ilgas dienas. Gali būti naudojamas pašarui ir kaip žalioji trąša. Aštraus skonio… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • white mustard — baltoji garstyčia statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Sinapis alba), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai) …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white mustard — noun Date: 1548 a Eurasian mustard (Brassica hirta) grown for its pale yellow seeds which yield mustard and mustard oil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • white mustard. — See under mustard (def. 2). [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

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