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cruciferous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cruciferous  \Cru*cif"er*ous\  (kr?-s?f"?r-?s),  a.  [L.  crux, 
  crucis,  cross  +  -ferous:  cf  F.  crucif?re.] 
  1.  Bearing  a  cross. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Of  pertaining  to  or  resembling,  a  family  of 
  plants  which  have  four  petals  arranged  like  the  arms  of  a 
  cross,  as  the  mustard,  radish,  turnip,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cruciferous 
  adj  :  (botany)  of  or  relating  to  or  belonging  to  the  plant  family 
  Cruciferae 




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