wild 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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  • wild mustard — n. any of several weedy mustards, esp. charlock …   English World dictionary

  • wild mustard — wild′ mus′tard n. pln any of several weedy plants belonging to the genus Brassica, of the mustard family, as charlock • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • wild mustard — noun weedy Eurasian plant often a pest in grain fields • Syn: ↑field mustard, ↑charlock, ↑chadlock, ↑Brassica kaber, ↑Sinapis arvensis • Hypernyms: ↑mustard …   Useful english dictionary

  • wild mustard — any of several weedy plants belonging to the genus Brassica, of the mustard family, as charlock. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • wild mustard — /waɪld ˈmʌstəd/ (say wuyld mustuhd) noun any of various cruciferous weeds related to mustard …   Australian English dictionary

  • wild mustard — noun charlock or a related wild plant …   English new terms dictionary

  • wild mustard — noun Date: circa 1611 charlock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Mustard oil — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mustard plant — For the prepared condiment, see Mustard (condiment). For other uses of the term mustard , see Mustard (disambiguation). Mustard Indian mustard flower (Brassica juncea L. Czern) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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