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ˈmʌs tərdmus·tard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mustardnoun

    any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica

  2. mustard, table mustardnoun

    pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds

  3. mustard, mustard greens, leaf mustard, Indian mustardnoun

    leaves eaten as cooked greens


  1. mustardnoun

    a plant of the genus Brassica or related genera in the family Brassicaceae, with yellow flowers, and linear seed pods.

  2. mustardnoun

    a powder or paste made from seeds of the mustard plant, and used as a condiment or a spice.

    When the waitress brought the food I asked her if she had any Dijon mustard.

  3. mustardnoun

    The tomalley of a crab, which resembles the condiment.

  4. mustardadjective

    of a dark yellow colour.

  5. Etymology: From moustarde (French: moutarde), from moust, from mustum.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mustardnoun

    A plant.

    Etymology: mwstard, Welsh; moustard, Fr.

    The flower consists of four leaves, which are placed in form of a crest, out of whose flower-cup rises the pointal, which afterward becomes a fruit or pod, divided into two cells by an intermediate partition, to which the valves adhere on both sides, and are filled with roundish seeds: these pods generally end in a fungous horn, containing the like seeds. To these marks must be added, an acrid burning taste, peculiar to mustard. Philip Miller.

    The pancakes were naught, and the mustard was good. William Shakespeare.

    Sauce like himself, offensive to its foes,
    The roguish mustard, dang’rous to the nose. King.

    Mustard, taken in great quantities, would quickly bring the blood into an alkaline state, and destroy the animal. Arbuthnot.

    ’Tis your’s to shake the soul,
    With thunder rumbling from the mustard bowl. Alexander Pope.

    Stick your candle in a bottle, a coffee cup, or a mustard pot. Jonathan Swift.

    Common mustard seed is attenuant and resolvent: it warms the stomach, and excites appetite; but its principal medicinal use is external in sinapisms. John Hill, Mat. Med.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mustardnoun

    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. Mustardnoun

    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. Etymology: [OF. moustarde, F. moutarde, fr. L. mustum must, -- mustard was prepared for use by being mixed with must. See Must, n.]



    The Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device or MUSTARD was a concept explored by the British Aircraft Corporation around 1968 for launching payloads weighing as much as 5,000 lb. into orbit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mustard

    mus′tard, n. a plant of the genus Brassica, formerly classed as Sinapis, having a pungent taste: the seed thereof ground and used as a seasoning for meat, as a plaster, &c.—French mustard, mustard prepared for table by adding salt, sugar, vinegar, &c.; Wild mustard, the charlock. [O. Fr. mostarde (Fr. moutarde)—L. mustum, must.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mustard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mustard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mustard in a Sentence

  1. William Rosenzweig:

    If it's in a bun, and it's filled with delicious ketchup and mustard and pickles and onions.

  2. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    Chemical weapons continue to pose a threat in Syria and Iraq, iSIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent Sulfur Mustard. ( It's) the first time an extremist group has produced and used a chemical warfare agent in an attack since Aum Shinrikyo used sarin in Japan in 1995.

  3. Kevin Killea:

    We were able to take the fragments from some of those mortar rounds and do a field test... on those fragments, and they showed the presence of HD, or what is known as sulfur mustard.

  4. Brittney Berry:

    The managers told me to put mustard on it, but I ended up having to get rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, fight for $15.

  5. Brittney Berry:

    The managers told me to put mustard on it, but I ended up having to get rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.

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