What does cruciferous mean?

Definitions for cruciferouskruˈsɪf ər əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cruciferous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cruciferous(adj)

    of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Cruciferae


  1. cruciferous(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to the crucifer plants or products from these plants; of the family Cruciferae, the cabbage family, including cabbage and mustard.

  2. cruciferous(Adjective)

    Bearing a cross.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cruciferous(adj)

    bearing a cross

  2. Cruciferous(adj)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. crux, crucis, cross + -ferous: cf. F. crucifre.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cruciferous in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cruciferous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tony Shelton:

    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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