noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin cruc-, crux + -fer Date: 1574 1. one who carries a cross especially at the head of an ecclesiastical procession 2. any of a family (Cruciferae syn. Brassicaceae) of plants including the cabbage, turnip, and mustardcruciferous adjective

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  • crucifer — [kro͞o′sə fər] n. [LL(Ec) < L crux, CROSS + ferre, to BEAR1; CRUCIFER sense 2 < arrangement of flower petals in the form of a cross] 1. a person who carries a cross, as in a church procession 2. Bot. any plant of the crucifer family adj …   English World dictionary

  • crucifer — cru ci*fer ( f?r), n. [See {Cruciferous}.] (Bot.) Any plant of the family {Crucifer[ae]}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CRUCIFER — apud Pandulfum in Aclis Gelasii II. qui Crucem ante Papam defert. Papae enim id ius vendicat Anastasius in Leone IV. quod curx ei ubique praeferatur: cum maiores Parriarchae ubique quidem, exceptâ tamen Urbe Româ, vel locô, ubi Ponificis Legatus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • crucifer — CRUCIFÉR cruciferă (cruciferi, crucifere) Care are petalele şi sepalele dispuse în formă de cruce. /<fr. crucifere Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX …   Dicționar Român

  • Crucifer — For the vegetable family, see Cruciferae. A young girl carrying the cross A crucifer is, in some Christian churches (particularly the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, and Lutherans), a person appointed to carry the church s processional …   Wikipedia

  • crucifer — /krooh seuh feuhr/, n. 1. a person who carries a cross, as in ecclesiastical processions. 2. Bot. a cruciferous plant. [1565 75; < LL, equiv. to L cruci (s. of crux) CROSS + fer FER] * * * …   Universalium

  • crucifer — noun a) (Roman Catholic church) a person who carries a cross in a religious procession Note: It is allowed to use Brassicaceae as an alternative and equivalent name for this family. b) a member of the family Cruciferae, the cabbage family,… …   Wiktionary

  • Crucifer —    From a Latin word meaning cross bearer, a name used to designate one who carries the cross in choir processionals …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • crucifer — [ kru:sɪfə] noun 1》 Botany a cruciferous plant. 2》 a person carrying a cross or crucifix in a procession. Origin C16: from Christian L., from L. crux, cruc cross …   English new terms dictionary

  • crucifer — cru·ci·fer …   English syllables

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