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Mustard meaning

mustard - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 3. A plant with pungent seeds; condiment prepared from the seed.

mustard - examples of usage

  1. Mustard, mixed with water, should be well rubbed over the legs and back of the head on each side of the neck. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. It is well to apply mustard along the spine. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. " Oh, rubbish, daddy," cried his daughter, with a flush, " Oliver is as keen as mustard." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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