Cruciferous Cru*cif"er*ous (kr[.u]*s?f"?r-?s), a. [L. crux, crucis, cross + -ferous: cf. F. crucif[`e]re.] 1. Bearing a cross. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster]

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