What does mustard mean?

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ˈmʌs tərdmus·tard

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mustard(noun)

    any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica

  2. mustard, table mustard(noun)

    pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds

  3. mustard, mustard greens, leaf mustard, Indian mustard(noun)

    leaves eaten as cooked greens


  1. mustard(Noun)

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

  2. mustard(Noun)

    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. mustard(Noun)

    The tomalley of a crab, which resembles the condiment.

  4. mustard(Adjective)

    of a dark yellow colour.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mustard(noun)

    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. Mustard(noun)

    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. Origin: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mustard

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in a variety of species.

    Mustard is a type of plant and its seeds and plant leaves are used for a variety of purposes e.g. mustard sauce and mustard oil.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on September 18, 2016  

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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. Chico Marx:

    Mustard's no good without roast beef.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Zig Ziglar:

    Confidence is Going after Moby Dick in a rowboat, And taking the tarter sauce with you. A Bullfighter who goes in the ring with mustard on his sword.

  5. 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.

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