crucifer

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crucifer

(kro͞o′sə-fər)
n.
1. One who bears a cross in a religious procession.
2. A plant in the mustard family.

cru·cif′er·ous (-sĭf′ər-əs) adj.

crucifer

a member of the family Cruciferae, consisting of annual to perennial herbs, which are rarely wood and have flowers with four equal petals arranged crosswise; examples are the brassicas, mustards, shepherd's purse.
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