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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  ({B. 
  alba}),  black  mustard  ({B.  Nigra}),  wild  mustard  or 
  charlock  ({B.  Sinapistrum}). 
  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 
  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. 
  {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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  of  several  cruciferous  plants  of  the  genus  Brassica 
  2:  pungent  powder  or  paste  prepared  from  ground  mustard  seeds 
  [syn:  {table  mustard}] 
  3:  leaves  eaten  as  cooked  greens  [syn:  {mustard  greens},  {leaf 
  mustard},  {Indian  mustard}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  plant  of  the  genus  sinapis,  a  pod-bearing,  shrub-like  plant, 
  growing  wild,  and  also  cultivated  in  gardens.  The  little  round 
  seeds  were  an  emblem  of  any  small  insignificant  object.  It  is 
  not  mentioned  in  the  Old  Testament;  and  in  each  of  the  three 
  instances  of  its  occurrence  in  the  New  Testament  (Matt.  13:31, 
  32;  Mark  4:31,  32;  Luke  13:18,  19)  it  is  spoken  of  only  with 
  reference  to  the  smallness  of  its  seed.  The  common  mustard  of 
  Palestine  is  the  Sinapis  nigra.  This  garden  herb  sometimes  grows 
  to  a  considerable  height,  so  as  to  be  spoken  of  as  "a  tree"  as 
  compared  with  garden  herbs. 

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