Definitions for cruciferouskruˈsɪf ər əs
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of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Cruciferae
Of, or relating to the crucifer plants or products from these plants; of the family Cruciferae, the cabbage family, including cabbage and mustard.
Bearing a cross.
bearing a cross
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
Origin: [L. crux, crucis, cross + -ferous: cf. F. crucifre.]
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Diamondback is a serious problem for farmers in New York State and around the world – anywhere cruciferous vegetables and field crops are grown, these moths invade and attack the crops, and they are developing resistance to insecticides, so we urgently need new tools to better control them.
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