from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large family of herbs, the Brassicaceae (or Cruciferae), characterized by flowers with four petals arranged in a cross, usually long narrow seedpods, and a pungent odor or taste, and including vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radishes, and watercress.
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- noun a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
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