Definitions for: Mustard

[n] leaves eaten as cooked greens
[n] pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds
[n] any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: Indian mustard, leaf mustard, mustard greens, table mustard

See Also: black mustard, Brassica, Brassica hirta, Brassica juncea, Brassica kaber, Brassica napus, Brassica nigra, chadlock, charlock, chinese mustard, Chinese mustard, colza, condiment, crucifer, cruciferous plant, cruciferous vegetable, dry mustard, field mustard, gai choi, genus Brassica, indian mustard, isothiocyanate, isothiocyanate, leaf mustard, mustard seed, powdered mustard, rape, Sinapis alba, Sinapis arvensis, white mustard, wild mustard

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